3026-19: Mini Concurrent Sessions: International

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3026-19:  Addressing the Gap: Wellness Check Service  |  Transcending Depression and Anxiety in Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (GLBTI) Australians

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

Addressing the Gap: Wellness Check Service
This presentation introduces a unique and innovative approach to providing clients with community mental health support post-discharge from the Emergency Department. Wellness Check Services provide clients with mental health support in the community until they have made connections with both formal or informal support.
Presenter:  Stephanie Lucchese, RN, CPMHN

Transcending Depression and Anxiety in Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (GLBTI) Australians
This paper will present findings from interviews with 40 older GLBTI people to understand their lived experience of depression and anxiety. The interviews explored coping strategies, including how family members and health professionals have helped.
Presenter:  Phillip M. Maude, RN PhD

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:  30 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Describe the Wellness Check Service and the community partnerships involved in this project.
  2. Describe the experience of growing older with anxiety and depression as a GLBTI individual and what changes need to be made to the education and practice of nursing.

Keywords: Addiction, Substance Use, Recovery, Community, GLBTI, Depression, Older Adults 

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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