First Psychiatric Nursing Conference at UNC Hospitals

Nurses in either psychiatric-mental health settings or in non-psychiatric settings as well as other professionals may find the conference interesting.

When Mar 23, 2018
from 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Where The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
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Our Keynote speaker is Linda Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, professor in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. Dr. Beeber was elected as a fellow to the American Academy of Nursing which also designated her as an “Edge Runner” for her work in addressing maternal issues in low-income and immigrant populations. Dr. Beeber is currently president of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. The recipient of numerous other teaching and research awards, Dr. Beeber has been appointed by Health and Human Services Secretary Thomas Price to the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee.

Dr. Beeber will focus on the impact of current and emerging digital technology on the relationships psychiatric-mental health nurses have with patients, families and colleagues.

Theresa Raphael-Grimm, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, a professor in the UNC schools of nursing and medicine, will speak to the needs of non-psychiatric nurses in interacting with patients and families.

Dawn Woody, co-founder of the mental health advocacy group, Stand By Me NC, will discuss how health care professionals and the health care system perpetuate stigma.

The Closing Address, delivered by the Reverend Carl B. Clark, MDiv, ACPE, will offer his humanistic perspective on the therapeutic relationship and its impact on care. Other conference topics include recovery-based integrative care, polypharmacy, and habit training.

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