Professional Education

Pine Rest Nursing Grand Rounds

Addressing Stigma in the Screening & Treatment of Patients with a History of Violence

Addressing Stigma in the Screening & Treatment of Patients with a History of Violence


Presentation Overview:

This Nursing Grand Rounds will discuss the screening and treatment of patients who have exhibited violence in the past. We will review information and discuss different violence screening tools, critically evaluating the tools for effectiveness and/or use of stigmatizing labels. In addition, we will examine the stigma against patients based on their violent past and how it impacts the care and outcomes of the patient. The presentation will conclude with identifying violence prevention strategies that are effective and protective of the patient’s dignity and mental well-being.

The Nursing Grand Rounds are held quarterly, are free of charge to attend, and are open to Pine Rest employees, Pine Rest Academy students, nursing instructors and interested nurses from any organization. Nursing contact hours will be provided.

Registration closes on 11/28/2023.

Below are your free registration options for this event:


  • Erin Micale-Sexton, DNP, MSN-RN, CNL

    Erin Micale-Sexton is a nurse and professor, specializing in psychiatric-mental health nursing. She received her BSN and MSN from Grand Valley State University and her DNP at Yale University. Her research has specialized in patient-to-nurse violence and how to best prepare nursing students and new nurses on the prevention, recognition, addressing, and coping with violence from patients. She is a current APNA Michigan Branch Board Member and is passionate about helping nurses better understand and navigate the complexities of their patient’s mental health needs, while also promoting the health and wellness of the nurse.

Location Details

Pine Rest Postma Center, Building C, Entrance C2
300 68th Street SE
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Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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