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Continuing & Professional Development

Healthcare Farm
Nursing Responses to Mental Health Issues in Agriculture Populations

Program Fee: No Cost   |  Program Length: 1 Hour  |  Continuing Education Hours: 1 CE KBN #5-0026-12-17-998

Farmers are at risk for numerous health problems including mental health issues. This continuing education program is designed to increase nurses' awareness of sources of stress among farmers and to recognize the manifestations of stress such as anxiety, depression and the increased suicide rate. Nursing interventions to decrease, modify, or eliminate the stress will be shared. 

Registration Information

Program Developers

  • Susan Jones, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
  • Eve Main, DNP, ARNP-BC
  • Dawn Wright, PhD, PMNNP-BC, CNE

What You'll Learn

  • Identify sources of stress associated with farming
  • Recognize the unique manifestations of stress 
  • Assessment tools 
  • Identify nursing interventions to assist the farmer 
    and the family deal with mental health issues

This project was supported in part by CDC/NIOSH grant #2 U540H007547. The contents are the responsibility of the authors and do not reflect review or endorsement by the funding agent.

The South Central Kentucky Area Health Education Center is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) as a provider of continuing education under the Provider Number 5-0026 expiration date 12-31-17.  1.0 contact hour will be awarded after completing the entire module, quiz, and evaluation:  KBN # 5-0026-12-17-998.


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 Last Modified 2/22/18