Integrated Emotional Support Program

Providing Emotional Support for Caregiver Event-Related Trauma
integratedIn the wake of adverse patient events, many healthcare professionals experience caregiver event-related trauma.

The Integrated Emotional Support Program (Brochure) is designed to connect healthcare professionals with emotional support resources after adverse patient outcomes. The emotional distress that may be experienced after these events can impact performance, patient safety and quality of care delivery, ability to work in a team, patient satisfaction, retention and absenteeism.

The UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health Care are committed to providing resources to faculty and staff to promote emotional support and wellness. These resources include:

  • The Taking Care of Our Own program
  • Licensing of the Mayo Clinic designed Well Being Index tool
  • Funding for programming including lectures and trainings around wellness promoting activities
  • The Integrated Emotional Support Program

The Integrated Emotional Support Program is available to healthcare professionals at UNC Hospitals who provide direct patient care OR those who make decisions that directly impact patient outcomes.

For Nurse Practitioners

North Carolina Board of Nursing

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

National Certification Corporation

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

POLICY UPDATE

PLEASE NOTE: Effective March 30, 2015, UNCHCS Policy ADMIN #0041 will be revised so that Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are permitted to declare death, instead of just physicians. However, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants will only be permitted to declare death if their collaborative practice or supervisory agreement authorize them to do so. As a result, any Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant who wishes to declare death at UNC Hospitals will need to discuss with his or her supervising physician and enter into a collaborative practice or supervisory agreement with the appropriate language. A copy of the revised agreement will need to be provided to the Office of Medical Staff Services via campus mail to CB#7600 attention Kimberly Robinson or by emailing to Kimberly.Robinson@unchealth.unc.edu.

Please note that Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are responsible for accurately representing to UNC Hospitals physicians and staff whether or not they are appropriately authorized to declare death.

If you have any questions about this change in policy or how to amend a collaborative practice or supervisory agreement, please contact Betsy Bryant Shilliday at betsy_bryant@med.unc.edu.

For Physician Assistants

North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

POLICY UPDATE

PLEASE NOTE: Effective March 30, 2015, UNCHCS Policy ADMIN #0041 will be revised so that Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are permitted to declare death, instead of just physicians. However, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants will only be permitted to declare death if their collaborative practice or supervisory agreement authorize them to do so. As a result, any Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant who wishes to declare death at UNC Hospitals will need to discuss with his or her supervising physician and enter into a collaborative practice or supervisory agreement with the appropriate language. A copy of the revised agreement will need to be provided to the Office of Medical Staff Services via campus mail to CB#7600 attention Kimberly Robinson or by emailing to Kimberly.Robinson@unchealth.unc.edu.

Please note that Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are responsible for accurately representing to UNC Hospitals physicians and staff whether or not they are appropriately authorized to declare death.

If you have any questions about this change in policy or how to amend a collaborative practice or supervisory agreement, please contact Betsy Bryant Shilliday at betsy_bryant@med.unc.edu.

NC Association of Free Clinics, NC Controlled Substance Database & Policy Updates

NC Association of Free Clinics

NC Controlled Substance Database

POLICY UPDATE

PLEASE NOTE: Effective March 30, 2015, UNCHCS Policy ADMIN #0041 will be revised so that Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are permitted to declare death, instead of just physicians. However, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants will only be permitted to declare death if their collaborative practice or supervisory agreement authorize them to do so. As a result, any Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant who wishes to declare death at UNC Hospitals will need to discuss with his or her supervising physician and enter into a collaborative practice or supervisory agreement with the appropriate language. A copy of the revised agreement will need to be provided to the Office of Medical Staff Services via campus mail to CB#7600 attention Phyllis Burke, Credentialing Manager – OMSS or by emailing to Phyllis.Burke@unchealth.unc.edu.

Please note that Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are responsible for accurately representing to UNC Hospitals physicians and staff whether or not they are appropriately authorized to declare death.

If you have any questions about this change in policy or how to amend a collaborative practice or supervisory agreement, please contact Betsy Bryant Shilliday at betsy_bryant@med.unc.edu.

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