NCC18 Presenter: Agnes Therady

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NCC18 Presenter: Agnes Therady

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Join Agnes for a two-hour panel and participatory lab that will take place during our Caregiving and the Workplace Summit, which happens during our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference:

Co-creating a Better Work/Life for Family Caregivers & Employers Panel & Lab, part of the Caregiving and the Workplace Summit on Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m.
This interactive, hour-hour session will include a one-hour panel session followed by a one-hour interactive lab for all attendees. Before the summit, we'll survey nurses and hospitals about the challenges nurses as family caregivers are presenting.

Nurses are the quintessential caregivers. Looking at them as a case study and the challenges this creates for the hospitals and health systems that employ them. What can we learn and extend out to other working caregivers and employers?

Nurses are often the first ones in their families look to and call on, because of their comfort and experience with caregiving and the health system. But nurses still find family caregiving and working extremely challenging. They may not be trained in the specific condition or issues their family member has. They also find it's shocking how hard it is to be on the other side of the bed and try to navigate the health system dauntingThe emotional interactions with the career and other family members are much more personal and salient, the family may heap all the responsibility on them, they often have to take extended FMLA, which strains hospitals and can take a toll on their co-workers or create strained working relationships. They can experience challenges with re-entry after caregiving ends and they may be back to work in the ICU or a setting that is reminiscent of recent loss or trauma in their family. As driven caregivers, they also may neglect their own health, nutrition, and well being.

We'll bring together nurses, nurse managers, and hospital and healthcare employers of nurses to look at all sides caregiving presents to all the stakeholders. Then we'll discuss how these challenges resonate for all working caregivers.

Participatory Lab
Everyone in the room will become part of a smaller working group. A facilitator will utilize the information from the pre-summit surveys and initial panels to discuss various challenges and opportunities to address challenges for working family caregivers and employers. Is there anything an employer or manager you work with is currently doing that is alleviating caregiver stress or thrash, improving empathy and awareness, access to resources, or creating redundancy in the workplace? How might we consider caregiving as an opportunity to improve work for everyone?
Attendees will understand the impact of family caregiving on all workplace stakeholders as an opportunity for individual, team and organizational improvement.

Agnes Therady, RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE, is the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Franciscan Health in Central Indiana. As the senior nurse leader on the executive team, Ms. Therady has the overall responsibility in developing strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of all levels of nursing and allied health personnel for the strategic goals of the organization. The areas of
responsibility include nursing operations for acute care services inthe hospitals including the emergency department and trauma services, diagnostic and therapeutic areas such as interventional clinics, operating suites, women’s and children services and specialty
ambulatory services.

Prior to this position, she worked as the Chief Nursing Officer for the Cook County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago from November 2013 to January 2018. In her role at CCHHS, Ms. Therady was responsible for establishing and assuring uniform standards of safe, high quality nursing practices across the health system. She had the accountability to establish standards for credentialing, scope of practice and peer review in accordance with the Illinois Nurse Practice Act.

To learn more about Caregiving and the Workplace Summit, watch our video discussion, which aired as part for our Virtual Caregiving Summit in May.

https://youtu.be/YNqWux4q4E8

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