November is National Caregivers Month
Join us to learn about “Patient Empowerment to Improve the Quality of Patient Care in Psychiatry & How NAMI Helps Family and Caregivers Support Recovery”
What do clinicians use as a model for how to help patients engage for recovery? How can families be part of supporting their loved one’s recovery within that framework? This month is National Caregiver Month and discussion continues in psychiatry about the role caregivers in increasing rates of “successful recovery”. For this presentation, we’ll hear about clinical goals and barriers that providers focus on for their patients, and how NAMI services can help empower the caregiver for effective advocacy on a loved one’s behalf.
Presenters include representatives from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc./PsychU and NAMI Buffalo & Erie County. Speaker Sara Spencer, Pharm D, MS, BCGP/Clinical and Scientific Liaison for Otsuka/PsychU will present; and Sherry Byrnes, Program & Development Manager for NAMI Buffalo.
The presentation will help:
· Define the basics of patient empowerment
· Understand the importance of patient engagement and disengagement
· Address potential barriers to patient empowerment
· Explore opportunities to increase patient empowerment in Psychiatry
· Provide information about NAMI programs and services for caregivers and family members of individuals living with mental illness
There will be a moderated question/answer period after the presentation.
This program is free and open to all adults in Western New York who want to learn more about the topic, and about NAMI Buffalo & Erie County.
For more information or to register for this event, please email your name to email@example.com with Subject: “Register for Education Meeting 11/17”.
There is no charge to attend NAMI’s Family & Community Education meetings.