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MAAPPN Quarterly Meeting Announcement

The Massachusetts Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (MAAPPN) will hold our quarterly meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at The Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA from 6pm – 9pm

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Gov. Baker Announces New Department Heads

Dr. Monica Bharel, the chief medical officer for the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, will take over for Cheryl Bartlett as commissioner of the Department of Public Health, overseeing a broad array of programs, including the implementation of medical marijuana.

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Update on Prescription Monitoring Program – Webinar Offered

Deborah S. Allwes, BS, BSN, RN, MPH, Director of Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has provided the following update for all Massachusetts Prescribers that describes update on the program, delegates, educational webinar offering and how to log in to the site as well as FAQ

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MAAPPN Member Meeting to be held Monday, Dec 8, 2014

Please join us for our final 2014 Member Meeting to be held on Monday, December 8th, 2014 at Seasons 52, Burlington, MA. Our last meeting at this venue proved to be a terrific setting for a wonderful meal, discussion of issues, networking and planning the MAAPPN initiatives for 2015-2016 legislative year. 2 CEU’s are offered that will count towards the non-ANCC approved CEU requirements.

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Counteracting Ebola Stress

It is hard to escape the stories about ebola today. As the country and individual states scramble to form public health policy, media reports of health care worker exposures are emerging daily. The latest, a nurse in Texas, triggers the question “Just how contagious is this?” and now a possible exposure in Braintree, MA. As psychiatric nurses working in health care facilities and seeing multicultural clients in a multicultural city, these are important times to get educated about actual risks and preventative practices.

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How Should We Talk About Mental Health?

Mental health suffers from a major image problem. One in every four people experiences mental health issues — yet more than 40 percent of countries worldwide have no mental health policy. Across the board it seems like we have no idea how to talk about it respectfully and responsibly.

Stigma and discrimination are the two biggest obstacles to a productive public dialogue about mental health; indeed, the problem seems to be largely one of communication. So we asked seven mental health experts: How should we talk about mental health? How can informed and sensitive people do it right – and how can the media do it responsibly?

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MassEHealth: Effective and Proper Use of the Mass HIway Directory October 9, 2014

MeHI is the designated state agency for: Coordinating health care innovation, technology and competitiveness ; Accelerating the adoption of health information technologies; Promoting health IT to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of health care in Massachusetts and for Advancing the dissemination of electronic health records systems in all health care provider settings. This slide presentation is about the Massachusetts Provider Directory and how it is used to name, institutional address, email, specialty, obtain consent and send records.

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Education: Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses are trained in nursing theory that informs our practice. This text book (inits entirety) offers the perspective that nursing theory is eventually connected with nursing practice. Great resource for those mid-career Psychiatric CNSs and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners who want to compare clinical and practical knowledge with how it was originally predicted by the nurses who wrote theoretically about what we do to guide our thought and actions as nurses.

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Health Reform in Massachusetts 2012

“By striking just the right balance, this bill will help slow the spiraling health care costs faced by businesses and individual consumers while also allowing the marketplace to grow and function,” said Attorney General Martha Coakley.

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Payment Reform: The Massachusetts Experiment

To some extent, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is based on the “Massachusetts experiment,” the health care legislation passed by the state in 2006, leading politicians on both sides of the political aisle to claim it as a success or failure.

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To submit a job listing, we ask that all interested parties use our submission form. This ensures that your posting will be featured on the site in a timely manner.

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