An American Resurrection: A Journey of Trauma and Triumph
Journey with Eric Arauz and his battles with Bipolar 1 disorder and alcoholism to today and his life as a leading national consumer advocate. A dynamic speaker, Eric Arauz interweaves his own first hand experiences as both a child of a parent with mental illness and his own battles to put you directly in the experience of trying to build back a life that had been lacerated with pain and suffering since birth. His ability to assimilate literary, scientific and anecdotal examples into his presentation will keep you on the edge of your seat as you emerge from the darkness of his past to stand in the sunlight of optimism and hope his life represents today. He will prove to you that certain life stories that seem unbelievable are not unlivable.
Speaker: Eric Arauz
Disclosures: The speaker has indicated a relationship with the following source of commercial support: Bristol Myers Squibb. Accredited status of this activity does not imply endorsement of any product/service by APNA or ANCC. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify the different levels of self stigma experienced by consumers with serious mental illness.
2. Examine some of the psychological hurdles that hinder pharmaceutical compliance in consumers with severe psychosis.
3. Identify skills needed to assist consumers in communicating various traumas since and including diagnosis.
Continuing Nursing Education
0.9 Contact Hour, upon completion of an evaluation. Certificate generated online.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Thursday, October 14th: 8:00-9:15am
APNA 24th Annual Conference
Kentucky International Convention Center
The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2013