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Amy Wysoker

Professor of Nursing

B.S., SUNY Downstate Medical CenterM.A., New York UniversityPh.D., Adelphi University

Description

Amy Wysoker is a full professor in the Department of Nursing at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Dr. Wysoker is a board certified clinical specialist in adult psychiatric mental health nursing. She is also in private practice as a psychiatric/mental health consultant and a medical-legal nurse consultant in Forest Hills, N.Y. Dr. Wysoker teaches a graduate professional issues course for advance practice nurses and nurse educators, and a graduate course on family, social, ethical and policy issues. On the undergraduate level, she teaches a nursing theory course, a professional issues course, the community health course, a communication course and a research course. Dr. Wysoker has published extensively on ethical and legal issues in psychiatric nursing. Her research interests and publications pertain to obesity, bariatric surgery and weight loss and weight gain.

Specialties

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Ethical Issues- Nursing/Psychiatric Nursing

Publications

Author, “Legal and Ethical Considerations,” published in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: An Introduction to Theory and Practice (2008)

Author, “Eating Disorders,” published in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: An Introduction to Theory and Practice (2008)

Author, “Profession and Policy in Collision: Nursing, Risk and Responsibility,” published in “Collide: Styles, Structures, and Ideas in Disciplinary Writing” (2007)

Author, “Research News You Can Use: Base Your Practice on Evidence. Take medication safety a step further with medication reconciliation,” published in REPORT, the official newsletter of the New York State Nurses Association (2006)

Author, “Research News You Can Use: Base Your Practice on Evidence. Evidence-based practice and standards of care: how do they relate?” published in REPORT, the official newsletter of the New York State Nurses Association (2006)

Author, “Legal and Ethical Considerations. Psychiatric-mental Health Nurses and the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Fulfilling Ethical Responsibilities,” published in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2005)

Author, “Profession and Policy in Collision: Nursing, Risk and Responsibility,” published in “Collide: Styles, Structures, and Ideas in Disciplinary Writing” (2005)

Author, “The Lived Experience of Choosing Bariatric Surgery to Lose Weight,” published in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2005)

Author, “Depression: Not a Weakness, a Treatable Illness,” published in Pulse, the newsletter of the C.W. Post Campus School of Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

Co-author, “Legal and Ethical Considerations. Mandatory Outpatient Treatment,” published in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2004)

Author, “Legal and Ethical Considerations. Mental Health Parity,” published in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2004)

Author, “Nursing and Politics,” published in Pulse, the newsletter of the C.W. Post Campus School of Health Professions and Nursing (2003)

Author, “Legal and Ethical Considerations. HIPAA and Psychiatric Nurses,” published in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2003)

Author, “Legal and Ethical Considerations. Electroconvulsive Therapy,” published in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2003)

Author, “Risk Management in Psychiatry,” published in “Health Care Risk Management: A Strategic Approach” ( 2 nd ed., 2003)

Author, “A Conceptual Model of Weight Loss and Weight Regain: An Intervention for Change ,” published in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2002)

Author, “Lawsuits: Should Psychiatric Nurses Be Concerned?” published in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2002)

Author, “A Study of Beliefs Relating to Weight Loss and Weight Gain,” published in Pulse, the newsletter of the C.W. Post Campus School of Health Professions and Nursing (2002)

Author, “Thoughts on 9/11, Nursing Faculty and Students Respond,” published in Pulse, the newsletter of the C.W. Post Campus School of Health Professions and Nursing (2001)

Author, “Standards of Care,” published in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2001)

Author, “Confidentiality,” published in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2001)

Honors/Awards

Recipient, New York States Nurses Association Research Poster Award for the “The Lived Experience of Choosing Bariatric Surgery to Lose Weight,” New York State Nurses Association Convention (2004)

Nominee, American Nurses Association's Hildegard Peplau Award, New York State Nurses Association Board of Directors (2003)

Recognized for 25-year membership anniversary, Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island, District 14 (1999)

Inducted into the New York State Nurses Association Leadership Institute (1999)

Recipient, Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice, Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island, District 14 (1992)

Recipient, Distinguished Alumni Award, Community Mental/Health Nursing, SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn, College of Nursing

Lectures and Presentations

Co-author, “Obesity: The problem, lessons learned and where do we go?” presented at the New York State Nurses Association Convention (2007)

Author, “The Lived Experience of Choosing Bariatric Surgery to Lose Weight,” research poster presented at the 3 rd Annual Meeting and Conference of the National Association of Bariatric Nurses (2006)

Presenter, “Psychiatric Nursing Research: Ethical Concerns,” presented at the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Conference (2005)

Presenter, “The Lived Experience of Choosing Bariatric Surgery to Lose Weight,” presented at the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Conference (2005)

Author, “The Lived Experience of Choosing Bariatric Surgery to Lose Weight,” research poster presented at the New York State Nurses Association Convention (2004)

Author, “A Study of Beliefs Toward Weight Loss and Weight Gain,” research poster presented at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Convention (2004)

Author, “The Ethics of Faculty Research: The IRB, Friend or Foe,” paper presented at the College Teaching & Learning Conference (2004)

Author, “A Study of Beliefs Toward Weight Loss and Weight Gain,” research poster presented at the New York State Nurses Association Convention (2003)

Author, “September 11, The Aftermath: The Role of the Psychiatric Nurse in Delivering Mental Health Services Following the Tragedy,” presented at Mosby's Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Conference (2002)

Author, “Women and Weight Loss/Weight Gain: A Model of Treatment to Break the Cycle,” presented at Mosby's Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Conference (2002)

Author, “Nurses Supporting Nurses: An Opportunity to Dialogue about the NYC Disaster,” presented at the New York State Nurses Association Convention (2001)

Author, “Current Insights Into Diagnosing and Managing Insomnia,” presented at the Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education National Primary Care Conference (2000)

Author, “Insomnia: Assessment and Management,” presented at the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners (2000)

Author, “Involuntary Outpatient Commitment. A Taskforce Update,” presented at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Conference (2000)

Author, “Sleep Disorders in the Elderly,” presented at the Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education Primary Care of the Older Adult Conference (2000)

Author, “Current Insights Into Diagnosing and Managing Insomnia in Women,” presented at the Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education 20th Anniversary National Women's Health Care Conference (2000)

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Nurses Association

Member, New York State Nurses Association

Member, Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island, District 14

Member, Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society, Upsilon Chapter

Member, Council on Ethics and Human Rights, New York State Nurses Association

Member - Surrogate Decision-Making Committee, State of New York Commission On Quality Of Care for the Mentally Disabled

Former Member, Human Rights Committee, Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island

Former Chairperson, Taskforce on Involuntary Outpatient Commitment, American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Former Member, New York State Nurses Association Council of Nursing Research (Foundation of the New York State Nurses, Center for Nursing Research Planning Committee)

Former Chairperson, Functional Unit of Advanced Practice Nurses, New York State Nurses Association

Former Member, New York State Nurses Association Legislative Council

Former Member, New York State Department of Health's Advisory Work Group on Human Subject Research Involving Protected Classes

Former Member, Advisory Committee to New York State Commissioner of Health Barbara DeBuono, M.D. (1997-1998)

Former Chairperson, Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Practice Unit, New York State Nurses Association

Former Delegate to the American Nurses Association representing New York State Nurses Association

Former Member, Restraint Task Force, New York State Office of Mental Health Advisory Board

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