4011: Educating Psychiatric Nurses: Appreciative Methods that Avoid Stigma
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4011:  Educating Psychiatric Nurses: Appreciative Methods that Avoid Stigma


Research indicates that negative emotions narrow thoughts while positive emotions inspire creativity and acceptance, two essential components needed to avoid stigma. The language we choose affects our studentsí motivation and ability to function as professionals who help others. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) builds on skills PMH nurses already learn and teaches how to recognize and replace negative or judgmental phrases.

 

Speaker: Rebecca Harmon, PhD, 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. Define Appreciative Inquiry (AI).
2. Differentiate between positive, affirmatively worded statements and deficit or negatively worded statements and questions.
3. Identify two methods to incorporate appreciative techniques into daily teaching and 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
Saturday, November 10th
Undergraduate Education Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Release Date: February 4, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire: December 1, 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.