MGHPGR: 9th Harry E. Ford, III, MD/ Margaret Henehan, Lecture on Psychiatric Treatments of Minority and Underserved Populations
9th Harry E. Ford, III, M.D./Margaret Henehan, Lecture on Psychiatric Treatments of Minority and Underserved Populations Grand Rounds: “Wounded Spirits, Ailing Hearts”: PTSD and Lessons Learned from American Indian Military Veterans”
The National Vietnam Veteran’s Readjustment Study (NVVRS; 1988) documented the personal consequences of combat for US military personnel. The NVVRS’ findings marked a major advance in our understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and fueled the widespread expansion of services to those in greatest need. Its higher prevalence among African American and Hispanic veterans underscored the added risk of PTSD and even greater need of services in racial/ethnic minority personnel. However, American Indians and Alaska Natives were not among NVVRS participants. The ensuing Congressionally mandated Matsunaga Study remedied this oversight, and generated unique insights into the nature, extent, and impact of PTSD in this special population and generated unique insights that are the subject of this presentation.
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:
- Identify and describe major predictors of risk for PTSD and related comorbidities among American Indian combat veterans
- Discuss the social and cultural context of the lived experience of PTSD among American Indian combat veterans
- Describe the range of treatments of PTSD deemed appropriate to and sought by American Indian combat veterans
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 1.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 1.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.