3012-18: Mini-Concurrent Sessions: Patient Advocacy

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3012-18: Consent, Mental Illness & Stigma | My Voice Counts! Using Patient and Family Advisory (Partnership) Councils as a Vital Component of the Recovery Model

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

Consent, Mental Illness & Stigma
Consenting to treatment or research always requires an understanding of what one is consenting to. Determining one's ability to understand should not be made by diagnosis. This presentation discusses concepts of consent for people with serious mental illness (SMI) and the impact to the stigma of mental illness.  
Presenter:  Mary Jane Welch, DNP, APRN, BC, CIP

My Voice Counts! Using Patient and Family Advisory (Partnership) Councils as a Vital Component of the Recovery Model
The Psychiatric Patient Family Advisory Council (Partnership) Council was formed to promote patient and family involvement on our unit. This presentation will discuss the council’s formation and the many benefits which include and extend beyond the original goal to include advocacy and an improved recovery for the Council members themselves.   
Presenter:  Karen A. Federspiel, DNP, MS, RN-BC, GCNS-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:  32 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Discuss the concept of informed consent and analyze assumptions about decisional ability.
  2. Describe the benefits of a Psychiatric Patient and Family Advisory (Partnership) Council on patient and family engagement as a component of the Recovery Model in inpatient psychiatric care.

Keywords:  Consent, Stigma, Capacity, Family, Advisory, Council

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 with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 32nd Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
Friday, October 26, 2018
12:00pm - 12:45pm

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

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