I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help! How to Partner With Patients (22nd Annual National Conference)

This activity consists of a recorded presentation from 22nd Annual National Conference held in Minneapolis, MN on September 24-26, 2013.
Poor and partial adherence to treatment creates obstacles in recovery for any illness, but for people with serious mental illness, these roadblocks are staggering. Patients experience a poorer course of illness, increased involuntary hospitalizations, suicide, poorer subsequent response to treatment, and estrangement and discord with caregivers and providers. Some end up trapped in the criminal justice system. Relationships between health care providers (HCPs) and those with serious mental illness are often characterized by mutual distrust and loss of respect for the other person’s point of view. This stems from symptoms associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and similar illnesses. It also stems from providers not having the communication tools needed to bridge the interpersonal chasms these symptoms create. The urgency to implement strategies that optimize adherence and recovery has never been greater.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to

  1. Define anosognosia and state how this term applies to people who live with serious mental illness
  2. State an initial understanding of the LEAP communication tools that build alliances between health care providers/family caregivers and the patients who need their help and support

Faculty Listing
Xavier Amador, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Founder, LEAP® Institute
New York, New York

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Gleason

Rebecca

UnitedHealth Group (E) (I)

N/A

Planner

Lindberg

Barbara

UnitedHealth Group (E) (I)

N/A

Planner

Amador

Xavier

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lundbeck, Otsuka and Roche (C)

R1 and R3

Speaker

 

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Target Audience

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Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
Activity opens: 
03/01/2014
Activity expires: 
03/01/2016
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
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