4011-20: Being an Effective Patient Partner: Insights from Parents of Mental Health Consumers

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4011-20: Being an Effective Patient Partner: Insights from Parents of Mental Health Consumers

The presenters, both experienced nurses, will share challenges they personally experienced communicating with healthcare providers as parents of children struggling with severe mental health disorders.  They will teach attendees simple communication tools to improve collaboration between patients, family members, and treatment teams.

  Michael C. Thomas, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC; Stacie Hunsaker, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CNE, CNML

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:
  48 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  • Understand two factors that can negatively affect communication between patients, their family members, and the treatment team, and identify two strategies to increase patient and family engagement in treatment.

Keywords:  Collaboration, Children, Communication, Mental Health Disorders

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.75 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 34th Annual Conference

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2023

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