Virtual Forum: A Collaborative Approach To Care Coordination For Patients With Schizophrenia: Perspectives From Nursing & Social Work
Location: Online Via PsychU.org
Description: Many patients with schizophrenia fail to transition from inpatient settings to community mental health settings. In this virtual forum, Brooke Kempf PMHNP, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Hamilton Center, Inc. in Terre Haute, IN and James McCreath PhD, Vice President of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, NJ will discuss issues related to care coordination from both a nursing and social work perspective, including the current challenges faced by patients with schizophrenia during the transition from hospital discharge to the community care setting and the importance of collaboration, data on patient-related outcomes, interventions to assist in discharge planning, and antipsychotic medications and adherence issues. The virtual forum will conclude with time for questions from the audience.
Brooke Kempf and James McCreath are paid consultants for Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
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