1041: Finding Our Voice: Building Advocacy Skills to Advance Psychiatric Nursing
Psychiatric nurses must become effective advocates to reduce stigma around mental illness, promote quality care, affect health policy and improve access to mental health services. This interactive workshop will begin with a brief overview of agency (exertion of power on behalf of patients and nurses) and advocacy. Participants, through interactive practice, will develop advocacy messages for different situations.
Speakers: Ruth Staten, PhD, ARNP-CS, PMHCNS-BC; Beth Phoenix PhD, RN, CNS
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: 45 minutes
Target Audience: APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Examine the concepts of agency and advocacy.
2. Create effective advocacy messages.
3. Discuss ways in which advocacy messages can be utilized.
Continuing Nursing Education
.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.
Wednesday, November 7th
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Release Date: February 4, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire: December 1, 2015