Recovery Steering Committee
Mission, Vision, Core Value Statements
To have recovery inspired trauma-informed systems of care as best practice for every psychiatric mental health nurse in all treatment settings where individuals experiencing a mental health or substance abuse illness can heal and grow.
To have psychiatric mental health nurses as a full partner with stakeholders in the creation and maintenance of recovery oriented systems of care.
- Recovery is possible for individuals with mental illness.
- It is important to empower individuals to achieve recovery.
- Hope is an essential component of recovery and includes the belief that a meaningful life is possible.
- Empowerment offers people the tools to help themselves.
- Using person-first language demonstrates respect for all individuals.
- Mental health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation enabling a person with a mental health problem to live a meaningful life in a community of his/her choice while striving to achieve his/her full potential (SAMHSA).
To educate and empower psychiatric mental health nurses in varied environments and at all levels of practice to utilize recovery oriented principles and promote recovery cultures.
- Promote the use of recovery focused/person first language in all care settings, academic environments, governmental agencies and professional organizations.
- Define “recovery” and “recovery-focused care in the context of culture, environment, education and special populations.
- Seek feedback from all stakeholders engaged in care and academic settings when in workgroup and delivery products.
- Examine recovery-focused resources.
- Appraise recovery-focused interventions.
- Develop strategies to influence psychiatric–mental health nurses to move toward recovery- focused care.
- Develop and deliver guidelines and resources for environmental, educational, and population workgroups.
Council Meeting Premises
- We use person first language.
- We open our contribution with our name and close with “thank you.”
- We spell out and define acronyms as needed.
- We honor diverse experience and perceptions.
- We endeavor to hear and validate all remarks and observations.
- We monitor our own input to allow all persons to contribute to the conversation in the time we have.
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Creating a "Culture" of Recovery: Connecting Cultural Contexts and Recovery for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses
.75 Contact Hours
Because mental health and illness exist within a cultural context, so should strategies for implementation of Recovery practices. The Recovery Council will share endeavors and seek feedback to provide PMH nurses meaningful opportunities to discover best practices for culturally competent recovery principles within a multitude of practice settings.