2056-19: Palliative Psychiatry: The Role of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Palliative Care

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2056-19:  Palliative Psychiatry: The Role of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Palliative Care  

This presentation introduces the emerging field of palliative psychiatry, an integral part of the holistic care of patients with serious and terminal illness. PMHNPs have a unique skill set that aligns with palliative care and can be utilized to reduce suffering and help patients achieve their highest potential at end-of-life.

  Kristyn Pellecchia, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  47 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the psychiatric nurse practitioner in palliative care.

Keywords:  Palliative Care, Palliative Psychiatry, Terminal Illness

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

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