3013: Talking the Talk: Language that Helps/Hinders Recovery
The recovery process requires forming connections and is often less about the treatment individuals receive and more about the way they are treated. The language staff uses can reflect a collaborative relationship or a “them vs. us” relationship that implies a culture of power and control and hinders the creation of a positive healing culture.
Speakers: Amy Rushton, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC; Sally Garrett, MSN, RN-BC
Disclosures: The speakers have no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 45 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe how some of the common language care givers use in verbal and written communications may further stigmatize and inhibit hope versus promote recovery.
2. Identify various forms of communication that organizations should review for change/inclusion of words that are respectful and person-focused.
3. Identify how developing recovery language skills can positively impact psychiatric nursing practice by promoting collaborative relationships, hope and recovery.
Key words: recovery, person-focused language, stigma
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.
Friday, October 21, 2011: 11:15am – 12:00pm
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Release Date: January 5, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: October 1, 2014