2014: Social Stigma: The Conundrum of Mental Health Care
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2014:  Social Stigma: The Conundrum of Mental Health Care


Social stigma is powerful, pervasive and persistent. When directed toward those afflicted with a severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI), it represents a significant barrier to the provision of effective mental health care. The development of anti-stigma strategies demands a comprehensive analysis and understanding of this phenomenon.

 

Speaker: Rhonda Schwindt, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC

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

 

Session Length: 45 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Explain the relationship between stigma and serious mental illness (SMI).
2. Discuss the impact of stigma on the lives of those suffering from a SMI.
3. Identify three strategies to decrease the impact of stigma on those affected by a SMI.

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours. *In order to receive contact hours, you must:  Listen to the entire session, 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.  Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award 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
Thursday, November 8th
Community Education Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Release Date: December 21, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: December 1, 2015

 

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.