Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services: October 2015

5.00 CNE
$0 FEE

Table of Contents

Psychiatric–Mental Health Nurses’ Exposure to Clients With Problematic Internet Experiences: A Mixed-Methods Pilot Study


The Impact of Disordered Gambling Among Older Adults

Cindy Kerber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC; Theresa Adelman-Mullally, MSN, RN, CEN; MyoungJin Kim, PhD; and Kim Schafer Astroth, PhD, RN

Addiction to Work: A Critical Review of the Workaholism Construct and Recommendations for Assessment

Cristina Quinones, PhD, BSc, MSc HRM, CPsychol; and Mark D. Griffiths, PhD, BSc, CPsychol, FBPsS, FRSA, FAcSS

Behind Bars: Experiences Conducting Behavioral Addictions Research in a County Jail

Kari L. Hickey, PhD, RN; Cindy Kerber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC; Kim Schafer Astroth, PhD, RN; MyoungJin Kim, PhD; and Emily Schlenker, PsyD, RN, CHN

Sponsorship Statement: This CNE activity is jointly sponsored by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Support Statement: There is no commercial support for this activity.

Learning Objectives:

1. Review the findings from a pilot study designed to explore the extent of problematic Internet experiences encountered by psychiatric– mental health nurses in clinical practice.

2. Describe the findings in a study designed to identify the impacts of disordered gambling in older adults who are recovering from pathological gambling.

3. Define risk factors, measurement developments, and existing limitations in the diagnosis of work addiction.

4. Identify ways to evaluate work addiction in clinical practice.

5. Identify challenges unique to conducting addictions research in a county jail.

6. Describe the prevalence of mental illness among incarcerated individuals.

Disclosure statement:  Neither the planners nor the authors have any conflicts of interest to disclose.

Accreditation statement(s):  Villanova University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit designation: 5.0 contact hours will be awarded by Villanova University College of Nursing upon successful completion of this activity. A contact hour is a unit of measurement that denotes 60 minutes of an organized learning activity. This is a learner-based activity. Villanova University College of Nursing does not require submission of your answers to the quiz. A contact hour certificate will be awarded once you register, pay the registration fee, and complete the evaluation form.  

Release date:  October 1, 2015. Expiration Date:  September 30, 2018.

How to participate:  Read the articles in the activity, carefully noting any tables and other illustrative materials that are included to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the content. Be sure to keep track of the amount of time (number of minutes) you spend reading the articles and completing the quiz. Read and answer each question on the quiz. After completing all of the questions, compare your answers to those provided within this issue. If you have incorrect answers, return to the article for further study. Once you complete the online evaluation, a certificate will be automatically generated.

Target audience:  This CNE activity is primarily targeted to psychiatric and mental health nurses.