What Nurses Need to know about Domestic Abuse/Suicide

July 1, 2019
Hosted by Leanne Meier, BSN, RN

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It is hard to be alive in the USA today & not know someone in the grasp of Domestic Abuse, Mental Health Crises, and/or suicide attempts. Nursing Suicide has risen to terrifying levels. What do Nurses need to know to recognize the signs/symptoms to address these issues at their earliest point? My guests bring an interesting, complementary story & information regarding these issues. Sherry Genga is the author of The Shattered Oak, a true story of her mother's nightmare of abuse, suicide attempts and misdiagnosis of Mental Illness, along with her own growth & learning from the experience. Dr. Alisha Cornell is a woman, who has also experienced some of these issues & persevered to become a DNP in Executive Leadership. She provides insight from the exec. leadership perspective on listening with intent to the concerns of the nurse. Dr. Cornell is an advocate for self-care among nurses & improving community health education concerning mental health and social determinants. Join us!

Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse

Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse

Monday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

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Leanne Meier, BSN, RN

Leanne Meier, BSN, RN

Leanne Meier has worked for forty years as an RN on a variety of hospital units including ICU, Hospice, Med/Surg, Obstetrics and Education Department. She worked with a team to opened the first Single-room Maternity Care in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also managed Labor and Delivery-Post Partum for five years. She was a Human Resources Recruiter coordinating the advertising for open positions of four hospital sites for five years. Leanne led a team during a closure of two hospitals and managed information classes, assisted with placement of laid off workers and fought for fair and respectful treatment of employees while working closely with the State of Minnesota Services. Leanne has also served as a trainer for 15 years with Talent Development researching, designing and training specialized programs. Leanne’s extensive experience includes 17 years of management experience teaching staff how to deal with conflict resolution. She also consulted with mediated conflicts between managers, employees, teams and individuals. She graduated from St. Luke’s Nursing in Duluth in 1976, and completed her BSN at Metro State University in 1997. Leanne attended Hamline University in St. Paul for two years toward a Masters in Writing. She also completed a program with “The Coaches Training Institute” for Personal Coaching. She opened her own business to do classes for the community and currently teaches an RN Refresher course for ten weeks, three times a year, which she has done since 2014.

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Episode Directory

July 2019

  • 7/22/2019: Nursing Professional Development: World of Endless Possibility Coming Soon
  • 7/15/2019: Soul Health: What Nurses need to know! Listen Now
  • 7/8/2019: Talking 'Death' and 'Life' with Parents and Patients! Listen Now
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