Specialty Program 2016 | Med-Surg 365-Targeted CE | Mental Health Issues

Illustration of puzzle pieces showing the mental health issues associated with the male and female brain.

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Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this session, you will be able to:

Learning Objectives Part 1:

  1. Discuss the scope of mental illness in the U.S.
  2. Describe how stigma and fear affect the health of patients with psychiatric diagnoses.
  3. List two strategies to use when communicating with patients. 

Learning Objectives Part 2:

  1. List two strategies to avoid when communicating with patients. 
  2. Analyze how trauma is related to mental illness.
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 2.50 Contact hours

Timothy Meeks, MN, RN-BC
Clinical Nurse Educator for Behavioral Health, Clinical Education, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle

Available Credit

  • 2.50 Contact hours


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