About the Session:
Canadian Mental Health Association Durham is a mental health and primary care hub in Oshawa ON, providing comprehensive health care for individuals with multiple medical, psychiatric and social needs that have not been met by traditional medical services. Our model incorporates the biopsychosocial components of health and coordinates a response to patient needs to optimize collaborative care and client well-being. In this presentation, we review the characteristics of a complex psychiatric patient group and evaluate the theoretical and practical successes of this unique community hub model.
Stephanie Skopyk is the Clinic Lead of the CMHA Durham Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic. She holds a Masters in Nursing and Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate, having worked in pediatric cardiology and critical care, long-term care, public health, corrections and remote Northern settings. Her research interests are client complexity and healthcare sustainability.
Cindy Malachowski is a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo. She is an occupational therapist and a certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP), and has over ten years of clinical experience in a variety of mental health settings. Her current research includes workplace mental health and work disability prevention.