11-Mar-2015 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter presents
Challenges to effective recovery following early psychosis: Implications of recovery rate and timing

March 11, 2015
  1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Featured Speaker: Joy Maddigan, PhD, RN

This presentation will explore the recovery challenges faced by individuals who experienced their first episode of psychosis.  It will examine the recovery outcomes achieved by a group of 260 individuals who participated in an early psychosis program based in St. John’s NL.  The presentation will briefly describe the current approach to the care and treatment of individuals who suffer from a first psychotic episode.  It will describe the population who participated in the three-year program and highlight the gains that were made during their time in the program.  The implications of these findings will be discussed.

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Joy Maddigan is a nurse with a diverse health background that ranges from clinical practice (mostly psychiatry and mental health), policy making as an Assistant Deputy Minister with the provincial Dept of Health and Community Services, administration as the Regional Director for Quality, Safety and Risk at Eastern Health and, most recently, education: now an Assistant Professor with the MUN School of Nursing.

Joy has worked in a nursing capacity in five different provinces and has also been involved in an international project through CIDA (Canadian International Developmental Agency) whereby she helped educate generalist nurses to become psychiatric nurse practitioners in the Central American country of Belize.  She completed her PhD in nursing from the University of Calgary in 2011. Her research, a mixed methods study, focused on the experiences and outcomes of individuals recovering from their first episode of psychosis.  

Today she will give a brief talk on the quantitative component of her PhD study.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.