April Seattle Ed Event: Difficult Personality Traits and Disorders in Oncology

Posted on 21. Mar, 2017 by in Education

April PSONS Education Meeting
Difficult Personality Traits and Disorders in Oncology

John Wynn MD
Psychiatrist, Seattle, WA
Former Medical Director, PsychoOncology and Supportive Care Services
Swedish Medical Center

April 19th, 2017
6:00pm Arrival and Registration
6:30pm Presentation and Dinner

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (1 st floor conference room)
825 Eastlake Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98109-1023

$5.00 – PSONS Members, $10.00 – PSONS Non-Members

A description of the event:

This workshop will introduce a new structure and method for the identification and management of patients with difficult personality traits and disorders.

The workshop opens with an overview of the existential challenges that evoke dysfunctional interactions in medical care settings. This is followed with a review of the DSM classification of personality disorders, including the clinical shortcomings of this system. Fundamental features of clusters A, B and C are used to structure general clinical understanding and intervention. A clinically-based typology is then introduced with examples of specific interventions that clinicians can readily use in their everyday practice.

Interventions emphasize empathic relevance, clinical utility, and ease of communication with collaborating clinicians in multidisciplinary settings. Recognizing patient-clinician interactions is emphasized over diagnostic labels, recognizing that most difficult patients do not have DSM Axis II diagnoses.

Beyond DSM-IV we need an approach to difficult patients that respects their diverse presentations and needs. Understanding the perceptions and misunderstandings common to complex medical care settings will enhance clinical interactions between patients, families, and the diverse clinicians who care for them.

Click here to download the flyer: 2017 PSONS flier April Difficult Personalities

RSVP to the Punchbowl invitation by Monday April 17, 2017 at http://www.punchbowl.com/parties/2cc225deecd232d07233

Please send questions to psonseducation@gmail.com.

This activity does not have commercial sponsor support

Please notify the event coordinator (include contact information) at least 24 hours prior to the event in the case of a cancellation

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16496, for 1.0 Contact Hours (certification is pending)

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