3017-19: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Research

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3017-19:  Workforce Diversity in the Field of Eating Disorders among an International Sample: A Mixed Methods Study   |   Nurse Suicide in 17 U.S. States, 2015

Mini concurrent sessions are presented live as two 20-minute presentations plus Q&A. Below they are offered as individual audio recordings.

Workforce Diversity in the Field of Eating Disorders among an International Sample: A Mixed Methods Study 
Healthcare professions profiles rarely reflect national profiles of diversity. Although diversity initiatives have increased, more information is needed about what diversity looks like in the eating disorders field. This presentation examines diversity (demographics, professional) in the current eating disorders workforce and perceived barriers to increasing diversity globally.
Presenter:  Karen M. Jennings, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC

Nurse Suicide in 17 U.S. States, 2015
Little is known about nurse suicide. Data from the National Violent Death Reporting System have been extracted demonstrating a high number of RN suicides. Rates will be reported. Implications include adoption of evidence-based approaches to prevent suicide among RNs.
Presenter:  Teena McGuinness, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN   

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


Session Length:  36 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Discuss the perceived barriers to the recruitment and retention of individuals from diverse backgrounds who provide treatment/research of persons with a diagnosis of an eating disorder.
  2. Describe the rate of suicide by RNs based on lifetime occupation status.

Keywords:  Diversity, Eating Disorders, Mixed Methods, Suicide, Nurse Suicide, Rate of Suicide  

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
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 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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