January 2016 APNA Member News

Diane Allen Justin Souther Diane Allen and Justin Souther featured in OSHA publication "Caring for our Caregivers". Allen's "Staying Safe" program is highlighted as an example of workplace safety and Souther is pictured with one of New Hampshire Hospital's comfort rooms. https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3827.pdf
   
Diane Allen Diane Allen co-authors research paper on the expansion of the role of psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners in state mental health systems. Allen's paper explores the New Hampshire state mental health system experience of using psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners. http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ps.201500486
   
Mary Ann Boyd Mary Ann Boyd's Psychiatric Nursing: Contemporary Practice named a 2015 Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing. Boyd's book was honored in the Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing category. http://wolterskluwer.com/company/newsroom/news/2015/12/american-journal-of-nursing-announces-2015-book-of-the-year-awards.html
   
  Suzanne Goetz named 2015 Nurse of the Year by the Nebraska Chapter of March of Dimes and Methodist Health System and West Corp. Goetz was nominated because of her passion for caring for patients with mental health needs, her excellence in delivering care, and her commitment to educating other nurses. http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/goetz-honored-at-nurse-of-the-year-awards/article_f3ade16e-984d-11e5-ac83-5b450616e464.html
   
Bernadette Melnyk Bernadette Melnyk introduces new program to reduce depression and unhealthy weight in teens and is honored by the National Cancer Institute. Melnyk created COPE (Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment) to teach cognitive behavioral skills to adolescents. COPE was subsequently chosen by the NCI to include in its Research-Tested Intervention Program database. https://nursing.osu.edu/news/college-of-nursing-news-headlines/cope-reduces-depression-unhealthy-weight.html
https://nursing.osu.edu/news/college-of-nursing-news-headlines/melnyk-recognized-by-nci.html
   
Allison Page Allison Page profiled for her innovative Trail Talk. Page founded Trail Talk, a method of counseling that incorporates outdoor activity with emotional care. http://www.parkrecord.com/scene/ci_29189076/psychiatric-nurse-practitioner-takes-counseling-outside-trail-talk
   
R. John Repique R. John Repique pens Letter to the Editor of the New York Times about gun violence. Repique asserted that strictly associating mental illness with mass shootings perpetuates stigma. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/18/opinion/myths-and-reality-about-gun-violence.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=2
   
Mona Shattell Mona Shattell blogs on holiday season at-risk alcohol use for the Huffington Post. In her blog, Shattell discusses Screening and Brief Intervention to help reduce the harm associated with alcohol use. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mona-shattell/tis-the-season-for-at-risk-drinking_b_8738382.html
 
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