4011: Complex Trauma and Complex PTSD in Female Veterans
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4011:  Complex Trauma and Complex PTSD in Female Veterans
This presentation will describe the lifetime trauma exposures experienced by female Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma (MST). A profile of the mental and physical health status of this sample will be provided and the relationships between lifetime trauma exposure and PTSD, depression symptoms, physical health and social functioning will be presented. Implications for psychiatric/mental health nursing will be discussed.

 

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

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

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1.  Describe the prevalence of military sexual trauma (MST), non-military trauma and mental and physical health problems experienced by female veterans seeking trauma-related mental health treatment.
2.  Describe the relationships between trauma exposures and mental and physical health and social functioning in female Veterans who have experienced MST.
3.  Discuss the implications of lifetime trauma exposure in female veterans for psychiatric/mental health nursing practice, research and education.

 

Key words:  military, trauma, female veterans, military sexual trauma, PTSD, post traumatic stress

 

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.

 

Originally Presented
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 9:30am 10:15am
Forensic Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Anaheim, California

 

Release Date: January 13, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: February 25, 2013

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.