Purpose: Collaborates and facilitates dissemination of mental health aspects of older adults to GAPNA members. The SIG also undertakes any additional tasks assigned by the GAPNA Executive Board as appropriate.  

Goals: Submit an abstract to the 2023 GAPNA Annual Conference; publish an article on PTSD in older adults.

Progress and Achievements: 2021-2022:

  • Published two articles: 
    • Culturally Informed Mental Health Care of Marginalized Older Adults 
    • Basic Considerations for Understanding and Treating Delirium Psychosis in Older Adults 
  • Created the videos on NPS in Dementia and submitted for innovative project award 
  • Two members ran for board positions 
  • Two members accepted for podium presentation at 2022 GAPNA Annual Conference 
    • Session: Social Isolation in Older Adults 
  • Podcast released on trauma-informed care

Educational Sessions and Information: 

GAPNA members receive the Geriatric Nursing journal, GAPNA Newsletter, and have access to the GAPNA Exchange.  

Collaboration with Other Organizations: within GAPNA when appropriate.

Meeting Information: Bi-monthly Zoom call announced on the GAPNA Exchange.

Additional Ways to Contribute: Participate in GAPNA podcast when appropriate. Submit clinical pearls to journal.

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