Perceived Competency among Nurse Practitioners in Providing Mental Health Care for Older Adults

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147707
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Presentation
Title:
Perceived Competency among Nurse Practitioners in Providing Mental Health Care for Older Adults
Abstract:
Perceived Competency among Nurse Practitioners in Providing Mental Health Care for Older Adults
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Macera, Elizabeth, PhD, RN, NP-C
P.I. Institution Name:University of California , San Francisco, School of Nursing
Title:Assistant Clinical Professor
Co-Authors:Lois K. Evans, DNSc, RN, FAAN
[Special invitation presentation] A recent issue of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (April, May 2006) was dedicated to the critical need for practice, teaching, and research in gerontological mental health nursing.  The population is aging at an unprecedented rate and the need for mental health services for the elderly is growing.  Nearly 20% of elderly are struggling with a mental health disorder (Surgeon General, 1999).  Studies show that more older adults seek care for depression, a common disorder, in primary care than from mental health specialists (Harman, Veazie, & Lyness, 2006) and primary care physicians prescribe most of the antidepressants for older adults (Harman, Crystal, Walkup, Olfson, 2003).  The purpose of this survey is to gather preliminary data regarding the perceived competency of  practicing Adult Nurse Practitioners (ANP), Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (ACNP), Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP), and Gerontological Nurse Practitioners (GNP) in providing mental health services to the elderly. The first phase is an internet survey on the identification, treatment, and referral of the three most common mental health issues in older adults - anxiety, depression (including suicide risk), and dementia. The second phase is focus groups with practicing NPs regarding what they perceive as the major issues they confront in their practices and their perceived competence in managing these issues. The findings have implications for both education and practice for advanced practice nurses working with older adults.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerceived Competency among Nurse Practitioners in Providing Mental Health Care for Older Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147707-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perceived Competency among Nurse Practitioners in Providing Mental Health Care for Older Adults</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Macera, Elizabeth, PhD, RN, NP-C</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of California , San Francisco, School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Clinical Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">liz.macera@nursing.ucsf.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lois K. Evans, DNSc, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Special invitation presentation] A recent issue of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (April, May 2006) was dedicated to the critical need for practice, teaching, and research in gerontological mental health nursing.&nbsp; The population is aging at an unprecedented rate and the need for mental health services for the elderly is growing.&nbsp; Nearly 20% of elderly are struggling with a mental health disorder (Surgeon General, 1999).&nbsp; Studies show that more older adults seek care for depression, a common disorder, in primary care than from mental health specialists (Harman, Veazie, &amp; Lyness, 2006) and primary care physicians prescribe most of the antidepressants for older adults (Harman, Crystal, Walkup, Olfson, 2003).&nbsp; The purpose of this survey is to gather preliminary data regarding the perceived competency of&nbsp; practicing Adult Nurse Practitioners (ANP), Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (ACNP), Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP), and Gerontological Nurse Practitioners (GNP) in providing mental health services to the elderly. The first phase is an internet survey on the identification, treatment, and referral of the three most common mental health issues in older adults - anxiety, depression (including suicide risk), and dementia. The second phase is focus groups with practicing NPs regarding what they perceive as the major issues they confront in their practices and their perceived competence in managing these issues.&nbsp;The findings have implications for both education and practice for advanced practice nurses working with older adults.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:35:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:35:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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