3042: Preliminary Findings and Implications for Practice: An Exploratory Study of Factors that Influence the Impact on Emerging Adults Who Grew Up with a Depressed Parent
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3042:  Preliminary Findings and Implications for Practice: An Exploratory Study of Factors that Influence the Impact on Emerging Adults Who Grew Up with a Depressed Parent


This session will be based on preliminary findings from an exploratory study of factors that influence the impact on emerging adults who grew up with a depressed parent. Guided by Ambiguous Loss Theory, buffers to the experience for the child and the impact on psychosocial well-being in young adulthood, will be discussed. Implications for nursing practice will be reviewed.

 

Speaker: Brandy Mechling, PhD (c), RN, 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. Identify and describe aspects of ambiguous loss in children who grow up with a depressed parent.
2. Assess what factors might buffer the experience of a child growing up with a depressed parent and potentially impact outcomes in young or emerging adulthood.
3. Discuss implications of research findings regarding children of depressed parents in reference to nursing practice.

 

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
Friday, November 9th
Research Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Release Date: January 25, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire:
October 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.