3013: PTSD Treatment-seeking Among Female Veterans Who Experienced Military Sexual Trauma (MST): What Helps and Hinders Healing
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3013:  PTSD Treatment-seeking Among Female Veterans Who Experienced Military Sexual Trauma (MST): What Helps and Hinders Healing


This presentation will describe a study identifying the factors influencing the PTSD-treatment seeking decisions of female veterans who experienced MST and have PTSD. The barriers and facilitators to care will be discussed as they relate to women’s trauma histories, resilience, social support and quality of life. Implications for nursing practice, research and education will be discussed.
*Note: There is an echo at the beginning of the recording which lasts for approximately one minute but does not affect the quality of information within the presentation.

 

Speaker: Ursula Kelly, PhD, ANP-BC, PMHNP-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: APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Recognize the barriers and facilitators to PTSD-treatment seeking by female veterans who experienced military sexual trauma (MST).
2. Describe the goals and expectations for PTSD treatment of sexually traumatized female veterans.
3. Discuss the nursing practice implications of sexually-traumatized female veterans’ PTSD treatment seeking decisions.

 

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
Sexual Trauma Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Release Date: February 22, 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.