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Overview of Psychosocial Issues in the Rehabilitation Setting

presented by Julie Brandy

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Financial: Julie Brandy receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.


 Non-Financial:  Julie Brandy has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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The powerful relationship between an individual’s physical wellbeing and his/her emotional wellbeing has been clearly described. Addressing both aspects of care should be a priority for all healthcare providers working with patients in the rehabilitation setting. This course will provide an overview of psychosocial issues in the rehabilitation setting, a theoretical examination of stress and coping, an in-depth look at depression and anxiety in rehabilitation patients, as well as information on mindfulness interventions that can be utilized by all healthcare professionals.

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Julie Brandy, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE

Dr. Brandy is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Valparaiso University. She holds a PhD in Nursing Science from Loyola University, Chicago, a master’s degree as a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric/mental health nursing, and a post-graduate Certificate as a family nurse practitioner from Valparaiso University. Dr. Brandy is certified as a family nurse practitioner…

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1. Why are Psychosocial Issues Important in the Rehabilitation Setting?

The importance for all healthcare providers working in the rehabilitation setting to view patients in a holistic manner, with equal emphasis on addressing both physical and psychosocial issues, will be discussed.

2. Stress and Coping: A Theoretical View

A theoretical view of how individuals respond and cope with stress will be discussed. This discussion will provide an overview of the theory presented by Lazarus and Folkman.

3. Depression in the Rehabilitation Setting

The incidence of depression in the rehabilitation setting, symptoms which may be unique to this setting, the use of screening tools, common interventions and identifying the need for specialized referral will be presented.

4. Anxiety in the Rehabilitation Setting

The incidence of anxiety in the rehabilitation setting, symptoms which may be unique to this setting, the use of screening tools, common interventions and identifying the need for specialized referral will be presented.

5. Mindfulness Interventions for all Patients in the Rehabilitation Setting

Developing ways to cope with stressors in a positive way has been shown to improve physical outcomes for rehabilitation patients. Mindfulness interventions for stress management that can be easily implemented in the rehabilitation setting will be presented.

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