3044: Nursing Educational Needs for Caring for People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) at End of Life
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3044:  Nursing Educational Needs for Caring for People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) at End of Life
A phenomenological study was conducted to explore and identify nursing educational needs for caring for people with serious mental illness (SMI) at end-of-life. Themes about educational needs, attitudes, and difficulties in providing care to this population were identified from the transcripts of the interviews. Implications for nursing practice, education and policy will be presented.

 

Speakers: Betty Morgan, PhD, PMHCNS, BC; Ruth Remington PhD, GNP

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

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify two barriers in providing adequate end-of-life care to people with SMI.
2. Describe two themes the study identified related to nursing educational needs to improve care to people with SMI at the end of life.
3. Summarize the implications for nursing education and practice related to people with SMI at end-of-life.

 

Key words:  older adults, SMI, research, geropsych

 

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, October 21, 2011: 3:10pm 3:55pm
Older Adults Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Anaheim, California

 

Release Date: March 15, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: May 3, 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.