4017-16: Historical Trauma and Mental Health among Native Americans

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Recorded On: 10/22/2016

4017-16:  Historical Trauma and Mental Health among Native Americans

This presentation will explore historical trauma among Native Americans and its associations with psychopathology. We will then discuss a conceptual model for nursing in Native American individuals, specific assessment tools, and questions regarding historical trauma. Lastly, we will explore “retraditionalization” as a way to facilitate recovery from historical trauma.

Presenter: Nicholas Guenzel, PhD, APRN-NP 

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:  47 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1.  Describe the causes, symptoms, and mental health impact of historical trauma among Native Americans.
2.  Give three examples of how nursing practice for Native Americans can be changed to accommodate historical trauma.
3.  Describe "retraditionalization" and referral resources for traditional healing in the Native American community. 

Keywords: Native American, Mental Health, Historical Trauma 

Continuing Nursing Education
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 as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Originally Presented
APNA 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Saturday, October 22
10:15am - 11:00am

Release Date: December 16, 2016
The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019



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