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Nursing Seminar Focuses on Psycho-Emotional Matters in Healthcare

Monday, March 30, 2009

The University of Rochester’s Epsilon Xi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing, along with several other local college chapters and the Genesee Valley Nurses Association is presenting “Best Strategies: Non-Psychiatric Nurses Dealing with Psycho-Emotional Issues.”

The 12th annual conference will take place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Monroe Community Hospital, auditoriums A, B and C, 435 E. Henrietta Rd. This year’s conference will focus on enabling participants to work with patients with behavioral issues in non-psychiatric settings. Participants will learn to identify symptoms and indicators that predict the need for behavioral interventions.

The keynote speaker will be Benjamin Evans, D.D., D.N.P., R.N., A.P.N., P.M.H.C.N.S.-B.C., director of Clinical Psychiatric Services at St. James Hospital in Newark, N.J. Evans has both administrative and clinical experience in psychiatric nursing and has worked with chemically dependent clients and the HIV affected population. His areas of expertise are in counseling, group and family therapy, hypnotherapy and pastoral care.

The registration deadline is April 2. Registration is $25 and students get a discount rate of $15. For more information or to register, call (585) 389-2713.


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