Pi Phi Chapter

Nursing Research on the Green

The Healing Threads of Connectedness:
        Nurses Empowering Others

Viterbo University Fine Arts Center
April 25, 2019
9 a.m.– 3 p.m.

Keynote: Connection with the Patient Experience of Care: Honoring Time for the Narrative
Featuring 2019 Dahlberg Scholar Kathleen Delaney, PhD, PMHNP, FAAN

Registration Information

 Online Registration deadline: Monday, April 22, 2019

There is no fee for this event. Registration is required due to limited seating in breakout sessions and to assist with catering.  Same-day registration will be available at the event if not registered by April 22, 2019.
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For your convenience please see the below detailed information for each breakout sessions of the event.

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): The impact on Health and Nursing's Role by Lacie Ketelhut, MS, CHES; Jodi Sanders, PhD; Julie Thompson-Hakes, MS, MEPD, BSCI/SOC: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) concept describes traumatic life experiences which impact health as demonstrated by research. The speakers will provide foundational awareness of ACEs and emerging strategies to use trauma informed care and the role of the nurse.
  • Caring for Families after a Tragic Experience by Debra Mahr, RN; Hailey Bates, CCLS: Nurses care for patients and families during tragic healthcare experiences.  This breakout session will provide nurses with strategies to empower patients and families to address these experiences.
  • Healing Distressed Healthcare Professionals by Gina Dennik-Champion, MSN, RN, MSHA: Depression, burnout and suicide occur at higher rates in healthcare professions than in many other fields. Rather than stigmatizing nurses who face mental health, addiction and other challenges, the nursing profession needs to find a way to provide the support and help these individuals need to become productive, safe clinicians.
  • Research Corner with Mary Ellen Stolder, PhD, RN: A breakout session to share recently completed scholarly DNP Projects and dissertations so that all nurses can grow professionally.
  • Silent Crisis: Men and the Mental Health Stigma by Stacey Boehm, DNP, PMHNP-BC; Colin Ward, PhD; Craig Peterson, RN: What can be done to improve men’s mental health?  Men have high rates of various mental health issues. These include elevated rates of suicide and substance abuse, as well as low rates of mental health service use.
  • Underestimating or Over Estimating the Power of Therapeutic Interactions by Kathleen Delaney, PhD, PHM-NP, FAAN: Discussion of why therapeutic interactions are thought be healing encounters for a patient and actions nurses can take to demonstrate the impact of healing encounters.

Information for Presenters

Online Abstract Submission (Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2019)
Reminder! Poster presenters must also register for event. See link under Event Information.

Information for Poster Presenters

          What is Nursing Research? Why Do We Do It? (Video)

Nursing Contact Hours:

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, Inc., is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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