2057-17: Mini-Concurrent Sessions: Integrated Recovery Models

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2057-17:  Honoring the patient as "Expert by Experience":  Graduate PMH Curriculum Centered on Recovery and Integrative Health Principles  (Hozho Life-Way Model - Navajo teaching exemplar); Veteran and Family Engagement in Recovery on the 17 North Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at the Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System

This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A.

Honoring the patient as "Expert by Experience":  Graduate PMH Curriculum Centered on Recovery and Integrative Health Principles  (Hozho Life-Way Model - Navajo teaching exemplar)
The presenters will share their experiences incorporating recovery and integrative nursing principles into their graduate advanced practice PMH nursing program using the patient as "expert by experience" theme to guide curriculum changes.  Teaching strategies, resources, assignments, and evaluation tools implemented will be shared.   Presenters:  Pamela Lusk DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, Michelle Kahn-John, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, GNP

Veteran and Family Engagement in Recovery on the 17 North Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at the Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System
Facilitating engagement and promoting a continuity of high quality services for Veterans & their families are the goals of the 17 N unit at VA NYHHS. A cornerstone of Recovery/Family Engagement is to ensure a continuity of mental health care in transition from 7 N unit to outpatient setting.   Presenters:  Linda I. Kaplan RN, MSN, CARN, Roxanne M. Casimir, RN-BC   

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:  34 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

1. Discuss the importance of incorporating recovery and integrative nursing principles throughout the graduate curriculum for advanced practice psychiatric nurses.
2. Identify ways to incorporate Recovery Principles throughout the graduate curriculum for advanced practice psychiatric nurses.
3. Identify two initiatives that improve patient and family participation in recovery and follow-up care.
4. Identify two reasons why family involvement is an important part of the recovery  process at the VA NYHHS.


Keywords:  Graduate Education, Recovery Principals, Integrated Nursing, Recovery, Peer Support, Engagement, Family Support, Veterans

Continuing Nursing Education
0.5 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 as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Thursday, October 19, 2017
4:00pm - 4:45pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

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