Sunday, November 13, 2005: 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
A Narrative: The Development of a Collaborative Practice From Conceptualization to Application
Learning Objective #1: Recognize the value of using mindfulness-based principles in the conceptualization and framing of a collaborative practice
Learning Objective #2: Identify the underlying premises and current applications of mindfulness-based approaches for the promotion, restoration, and maintenance of health
This symposium explores the use of mindfulness in the conceptualization, framing, and application of a collaborative practice. An overview of how principles and premises of mindfulness underlie the conceptualization of a collaborative practice will be presented. The owners of the practice, three women; a psychiatrist and two advance practice psychiatric nurses, will offer participants a chronological narrative of their professional journey. The first presenter will discuss research and theoretical influences that inform their unique philosophy of practice. The second presenter will describe how the process of framing and reframing can be used to articulate and refine the development of the practice model, guide the approach to care, and promote a philosophy of care that is manifested in all aspects of service. The final presenter will discuss how the concept of mindfulness can also be used to guide mental health treatment for persons with commonly encountered chronic conditions. She will review the neurobiological basis for the use of mindfulness-based approaches to care for the promotion, restoration, and maintenance of health as well as identify how this unique approach is implemented.
Organizer:Sara Horton-Deutsch, RN, APN, DNSc
Presenters:Pamela O'Haver Day, RN, MSN, APN
Michele Babin-Nelson, MD
 Applying Mindfulness-based Approaches to Care
Michele Babin-Nelson, MD
 Framing and Reframing: Bridging the Gap Between Conceptualization and Application
Sara Horton-Deutsch, RN, APN, DNSc
 Using Mindfulness Principles to Guide the Conceptualization of a Collaborative Practice
Pamela O'Haver Day, RN, MSN, APN

Sigma Theta Tau International
38th Biennial Convention - Clinical Sessions
November 12-13, 2005
Indianapolis, IN