Psychological Wounds: Mental Health Nursing Care of America’s Veterans
1.0 CE - Learn how veterans navigate the world of mental health care and how nurses can help.
Time & Location
Nov 09, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST
About the Event
Join us for this enlightening discussion diving deeper into the mental health of California's veterans. California is home to over 1.8 million former service members - one of the largest veteran populations in the United States. As nurses, it is important to understand how and what resources and services veterans and their families are using and how the nursing profession can improve policies that increase access to care. During this webinar, you will learn the following objectives:
1. Identify common mental health needs of Veterans.
2. Identify available mental health resources for veterans and their families.
3. Identify Healthcare provider screening tools and best practices for assessing veterans' mental health.
About the Speaker: Dr. Pamela Wall Ph.D., PMHNP, FAANP
Dr. Pamela Wall is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and a 20-year veteran of the United States Navy Nurse Corps, where she served in multiple different nursing roles including inpatient and outpatient units, and various deployments, including humanitarian missions. She was the first nurse to be appointed as the Division Psychiatrist at the 2nd Marine Division and worked as an advisor for mental health to the Commanding General of the 2nd Marine Division, the Chief Nursing Officer, and the Surgeon General of the Navy. More recently, she was the Chief of In Service and an International Health Coordinator at the United States Peace Corps.
Dr. Wall has experience in academia as the progenitor and director of two psychiatric nursing programs at Duke School of Nursing and Uniformed Services University. She was also the academic director and partner for the Psychiatric Nurse Residency program at the Durham VA Medical Center.
She is also a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners where her research and publications are focused on PTSD, TBI, sleep, simulation, and implicit bias in academic settings.
About our Host: Dr. Ali R. Tayyeb, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, PHN
Dr. Tayyeb (he/him/his) is a United States Navy Veteran, Registered Nurse, Educator, artist, and creator, and host of the RN-Mentor podcast. Dr. Tayyeb, is currently an adjunct associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Tayyeb’s work and research concentrates around improving access to care and benefits for veterans and advancing social networks to connect and advance nursing issues while facilitating nursing discourse centered around the theory of social contracts.