Effective communication: Working with depressed and anxious patients.
Presented by Marsha Snyder, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, CADC
While the vast majority of nurses may not work directly in mental health, they can play a major role in contribution to the mental health care of the patients they care for. Nurses working in general practice will at some time be in contact with people whose health is impaired and quality of life reduced as a result of depression and anxiety.
About the Presenter: Marsha Snyder is clinical assistant professor, Department of Health Systems Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Nursing. Snyder’s research focus is directed toward the mental health challenges that people with serious mental illness face. She has taught mental health nursing for more than 30 years. She is an advanced practice psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist and provides mental health care within the Institute for Health Care. At UIH – Mile Square Health Center she consults with primary care providers and provides mental health services to patients seen at this community-based site. She has been actively involved as a member and board member with the Illinois Nurses Association with Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Lamba Chapter.