Approximately 25% of the general population (adults) have diagnosed mental health disorders (though this is most likely grossly underestimated because of the stigma often associated with mental illness) while about 58% of the general adult population have been diagnosed with at least one medical condition. (Robert Wood Johnson, Synthesis Project)
When it comes to the complexity of health care, the line often blurs between physical and mental health. Today, the interaction between physical and mental illnesses is a necessity not an exception. This results in an increased need for health care workers to gain a broader understanding of working with patients who suffer from co-existing physical and mental illnesses. This year’s Envision Conference will offer a broader understanding in “THE COMPLEXITY OF CO-MORBIDITY: CONNECTING WITH OTHERS THROUGH THE SYNTHESIS OF MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT” taking place on October 19th at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, MI.
- Complexity of Comorbidity and its Implications: Sharon Freeman, PhD, Freeman Institute for Cognitive Therapy
- Mindfulness in Care (for Caregiver and Patient): Bup Chon Sunim (Brent Eastman), Buddhist Monk
- Relationship-Based Care: Kathleen Van Wagoner, Chief Nursing Officer, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
- Spirituality, Suffering and Illness: Lessons Learned from Research, Clinical Families and Living Life: Lorraine Wright, International Lecturer and Professor Emeritus of Nursing, University of Calgary
- with a mini lunch demonstration on the Power of Laughter: Paul McGhee, PhD, Lecturer
POSTER PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS:
The Envision Conference Committee is seeking informative and relevant poster abstracts to enhance the goals of this year’s conference theme. The strength of the conference will be the interaction and contributions from colleagues willing to share their knowledge, theory, research or best practices. We therefore invite you to submit proposals for poster sessions for the conference.
The Envision Conference, in its fifth year, will offer physical and mental health care professionals solutions for the caregiver and patients they serve. Oakland University’s School of Nursing will bring together leading experts from across the nation to share revolutionary ideas about how to work with clients living with these co-morbidities as well as techniques and tools for a healthy “self” that can be used in everyday practice. If you'd like more information about sponsorship, please contact Cynthia Rutledge or click here for the sponsorship
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For more information, please contact Cynthia Rutledge at 248-364-8725 or firstname.lastname@example.org.