2045: Integrated Behavioral Health: Transformation of Mental Health Care Delivery in a Primary Care Setting; Mental Health Nurses Working with General Practitioners in Primary Care Destigmatising Mental Illness
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2045:  Integrated Behavioral Health: Transformation of Mental Health Care Delivery in a Primary Care Setting; Mental Health Nurses Working with General Practitioners in Primary Care Destigmatising Mental Illness

 

To increase access to behavioral health services, reduce stigma, and support the primary care setting, a multidisciplinary team including RN care coordinators utilized PDSA cycles to design a model of geographically integrated behavioral health care. The group utilized findings to ensure that patients received the right care, from the right provider, at the right time, in the right location.


Access to specialist mental health services for people with severe mental illness remains problematic. The Australian Government recently established an Incentive Program (not yet evaluated) whereby mental health nurses work alongside General Practitioners in delivering mental health care in primary care. The current study has found the program helpful in combating stigma and thus improving help seeking behaviors.

 

Speakers: Angela Kaderlik, MS, RN;  Marianne Riley, BAN, RN;  Barbara Graham, BSN, RN;  Michael Olasoji, BNurs(Hons), PGDipMHN, PhD Candidate

 

Disclosures: The presenters have 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: 60 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Understand the utilization of PDSA cycles throughout the pilot project leading to the development of the IBH model of care and increased access to behavioral health services in the primary care setting.
2. Discuss outcomes related to the presence of Integrated Behavioral Health in the primary care setting including but not limited to patient and provider satisfaction, clinical outcomes and access to mental health services.
3. Identify the potential benefits in the integration of primary and specialist mental health care through an Australian Government Initiative.
4. State how psychiatric nurses can help reduce stigma associated with mental illness in primary care through collaborative practice.

 

Continuing Nursing Education
1.00 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
Mini Concurrent Sessions on Integrated Physical & Mental Health Care
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Release Date: January 11, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire:
March 14, 2014

 

 

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