4033: Implementing a Consumer Participation Program in an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit: Lessons Learned
An inpatient psychiatric unit implemented an innovative program using recovery concepts and consumers-as-staff-members. While the goals and objectives were laudable, the outcomes were disappointing. Implementation would have been more successful if the planners had used Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovations Theory. Recommendations from lessons learned will be discussed.
Speaker: Carol Rogers, PMHCNS-BC, PhD
Disclosures: This speaker has no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 30 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the implementation of an innovative program introducing recovery and consumer participation ideologies to improve inpatient psychiatric care.
2. Evaluate the outcomes of the implementation process using Rogers’ (2003) Diffusion of Innovation Theory.
3. Describe the lessons learned and present recommendations for implementation of recovery concepts and consumers as staff members in inpatient psychiatric units.
Key words: consumer participation program, recovery model
Continuing Nursing Education
0.5 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.
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 11:20am – 12:05pm
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Release Date: January 5, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: January 5, 2014