Forensic Psychiatric Nursing: Promoting Collaboration between Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and Forensic Psychiatry

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602720
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Forensic Psychiatric Nursing: Promoting Collaboration between Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and Forensic Psychiatry
Author(s):
Macias, Liberty Olive
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Gamma
Author Details:
Liberty Olive Macias, RN-BC, CFN, lbm1224@jagmail.southalabama.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Literature has substantiated that lack of collaboration in the health care system compromises quality of care that results in increased human and financial losses. Conversely, a collaborative partnership among health care providers improves communication, delineates roles, enhances professional competence, and improves overall delivery of quality care. Interprofessional collaboration is an essential practice element in the forensic psychiatric mental health field. There is an increasing number of nurses employed in the forensic setting, working with psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, and rehabilitation therapists. Forensic nursing texts describe the role of nurses working in prisons, jails, and forensic psychiatric hospitals as specialized practice due to the use and application of clinical nursing skills to patients who have had interactions with the legal system. The International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) have published the scope and standards of forensic nursing practice and yet nurses are underutilized resources in terms of what the scope of practice entails. This presentation will introduce an initiative to promote collaboration among psychiatrists, other clinicians, and nurses in the forensic psychiatric field based on the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations. The proposal for quality improvement will expand nurses’ role through training and education and provide opportunities for nurses and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners to expand their professional roles. The presentation will endorse the utilization of advanced practice nurses in the psychiatric mental health field to become key players in the practice of forensic psychiatry.
Keywords:
Forensic psychiatric nursing; mental health nursing; interprofessional collaboration
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15LD1.10
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleForensic Psychiatric Nursing: Promoting Collaboration between Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and Forensic Psychiatryen
dc.contributor.authorMacias, Liberty Oliveen
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Gammaen
dc.author.detailsLiberty Olive Macias, RN-BC, CFN, lbm1224@jagmail.southalabama.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602720en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Literature has substantiated that lack of collaboration in the health care system compromises quality of care that results in increased human and financial losses. Conversely, a collaborative partnership among health care providers improves communication, delineates roles, enhances professional competence, and improves overall delivery of quality care. Interprofessional collaboration is an essential practice element in the forensic psychiatric mental health field. There is an increasing number of nurses employed in the forensic setting, working with psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, and rehabilitation therapists. Forensic nursing texts describe the role of nurses working in prisons, jails, and forensic psychiatric hospitals as specialized practice due to the use and application of clinical nursing skills to patients who have had interactions with the legal system. The International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) have published the scope and standards of forensic nursing practice and yet nurses are underutilized resources in terms of what the scope of practice entails. This presentation will introduce an initiative to promote collaboration among psychiatrists, other clinicians, and nurses in the forensic psychiatric field based on the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations. The proposal for quality improvement will expand nurses’ role through training and education and provide opportunities for nurses and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners to expand their professional roles. The presentation will endorse the utilization of advanced practice nurses in the psychiatric mental health field to become key players in the practice of forensic psychiatry.en
dc.subjectForensic psychiatric nursingen
dc.subjectmental health nursingen
dc.subjectinterprofessional collaborationen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:35:16Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:35:16Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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