PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland

PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland
Tel: 045 852300 Email: info@pna.ie

Embedding Trauma Informed Care into Mental Health Nursing Practice (2 days)

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Facilitator

Dr Liam Mac Gabhann RPN, BSc Health Studies, MSc Sociology of Health & Illness, Doctor of Nursing Science

Dr Mac Gabhann is a psychiatric nurse, the Head of the School of Nursing at Dublin City University and is a leading expert in Trauma Informed Care into Mental Health Nursing Practice , possessing advanced knowledge and experience in this specialist area and he is research active in this area also.

Programme summary

This course will take place over two days. The first day will utilise audio visual materials, tutorials, personal experience and role play to develop a picture of how trauma is experienced, felt and what happens to individuals who experience trauma, at a physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual level. The second day will explore the relationship between trauma and how people live their lives afterwards, e.g. get sick, don't thrive, develop symptoms of mental illness, etc. Using real life examples, the facilitator will introduce techniques and self-help skills that may help people who have experienced significant trauma in their lives to understand its impact and alleviate distress and challenges caused by it. Over the course of both days, participants will explore how people with traumatic history experience service delivery now and how they can do through a trauma informed approach to practice. Key to the overall approach will be participant's exploration of how as nurses they can respond to both their own vicarious trauma and the majority of service users they work with who have experienced significant trauma in their lives.

Programme duration

6 hours

Entry requirements

Registered psychiatric nurses and nurses working in the mental health arena

Accreditation

Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Continuing Education Units: 12

Assessment

No

Fee

PNA Member: €140.00 (2 Days)

Programme aims

 

1. For registered mental health nurses to explore the meaning of normal trauma responses to adverse circumstances in life and the implications of unresolved and incomplete trauma responses on our lives.

2. To provide registered mental health nurses with up-to-date, evidenced based knowledge to critically develop their theoretical and practical understanding of Trauma Informed Practice

3. To support registered mental health nurses in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to Trauma Informed Practice

Learning outcomes

 

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:

1. Have a critical understanding of how people normally respond to and recover from trauma in our lives.

2. Critically discuss how interrupted abnormal trauma response can impact on individual’s health and how they connect with others.

3. Become critically aware of the relationship between trauma, mental health problems and how people can resolve problems through renegotiating the trauma responses

4. Have the confidence and competence to engage in relationships and with interventions conducive to Trauma Informed Practice

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Event Properties

Event Date 02-04-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date 03-04-2019 4:30 pm
Individual Price Member Price €140 (2 days)
Location
RCSI College
123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
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