4031-18: “You really want me to think positively when I’m in pain?! All I can do is feel hopeless and sad!” Using Group Therapy to Instill Hope and Positivity in those Living with Chronic Pain and Depression

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4031-18: “You really want me to think positively when I’m in pain?! All I can do is feel hopeless and sad!” Using Group Therapy to Instill Hope and Positivity in those Living with Chronic Pain and Depression

This presentation highlights the use of group therapy for individuals suffering with chronic pain and depression. Highlighting hope and positive psychological traits encourages participants to have more positive emotional experiences. Psychiatric nurses are capable of providing group therapy, which helps these individuals develop protective factors against negativity from chronic pain.


Presenter:
  Barbara Buxton, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, RN

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


Session Length:
  45 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  • Describe the importance of positivity and hope in chronic pain treatment. 

Keywords:  Group Therapy, Hope, Chronic Pain


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 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
Saturday, October 27, 2018
12:15pm - 1:00pm

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

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