301-18: Naming, Framing, and Containing the Physiology of Fear – A Wellness Approach

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301-18: Naming, Framing, and Containing the Physiology of Fear – A Wellness Approach 

This presentation uses a case study to explain how experience of trauma leads to symptoms, based on fear and triggered responses, causing changes in the chemistry of the brain. Careful patient centered assessments in the context of culture, spiritual beliefs, and life history can measure psychiatric wellness for improved outcomes.


Disclosures: The speaker has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with Alkermes Pharmaceutical-Aristada Lauroxil (speakers bureau). Presenter is the co-author of the Murphy Moller Wellness Model used in this presentation. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Session Length:
 1 hour 21 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  1. Discuss the biopsychosocialspiritual consequences of fear on information processing and the development of trauma responses.
  2. Identify wellness strategies to decrease the impact of fear and fear triggers on activities of daily living.

Keywords:  Fear, APRN Practice, Trauma, Psychopharmacology

Continuing Nursing Education:
1.25 pharmacology 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 continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 16th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Baltimore, Maryland
Sunday, June 10, 2018
8:00am - 9:30am

The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2020

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