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Amy Wysoker, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Professor Emerita- LIU-PostProfessor of Nursing, LIU-Post, School of Health Professions & Nursing, Department of Nursing

PhD, Nursing, Adelphi UniversityM.A., Nursing, New York UniversityB.S., Nursing, Downstate Medical Center College of Nursing State University of New York

Description

Amy Wysoker is professor emerita in the department of Nursing at LIU-Post.  She taught in the department for 18 years. She is a certified clinical specialist in adult psychiatric mental health nursing and a psychiatric nurse practitioner.  She is also in private practice as a psychiatric/mental health consultant and a medical-legal nurse consultant in Forest Hills, NY.  She taught 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 taught a professional issues course, a community health course, a communication course and a research course. She has been active in many professional nursing organizations and has assumed leadership positions. Dr. Wysoker has published 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

Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing

Professional Nursing Issues

Qualitative Research

Publications

Wysoker, A. (2017). “Wysoker’s Model of Women’s Weight Gain and Weight Loss” In H. Russell. Bernard, A. Wutich & G.W. Ryan (Eds).  Analyzing Qualitative Data. Systematic Approaches. (p. 180) Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

Wysoker, A. (2014). “Risk Management in Psychiatry” In F.  Kavaler & R.S. Alexander (Eds). Risk Management in Health Care Institutions. (pp. 363- 407) Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Wysoker, A. (2013). “Legal and Ethical Considerations.”  In P. O’Brien,, W. Kennedy, & K.Ballard (Eds). Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. An Introduction to Theory and Practice.  Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett .

Wysoker, A. (2013). “Eating Disorders”  In P. O’Brien,, W. Kennedy,  & K.Ballard (Eds).  Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. An Introduction to Theory and Practice.  Sudbury, MA Jones and Bartlett.

Wysoker, A. (2008 ). “Legal and Ethical Considerations.”  In P. O’Brien,, W. Kennedy, & K.Ballard (Eds). Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. An Introduction to Theory and Practice.  Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett .

Wysoker, A. (2008). “Eating Disorders”  In P. O’Brien,, W. Kennedy,  & K.Ballard (Eds). Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. An Introduction to Theory and Practice.  Sudbury, MA Jones and Bartlett.

Wysoker, A. (2007). Profession and Policy in collision:  Nursing, risk, and responsibility.  In R. McNabb & B. Kremer (Eds). Collide: Styles, structures, and ideas in disciplinary writing. (pp.81-91). Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing.

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

Wysoker, A. (July/August, 2006).  Research News You Can Use: Base Your Practice on Evidence.  Evidence-based practice and standards of care: how do they relate? REPORT, the official newsletter of the New York State Nurses Association. pg.7.  

Wysoker, A. (December, 2005). Legal and Ethical Considerations. Psychiatric-mental health nurses and the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Fulfilling ethical responsibilities. J Am Psychiatric Nurses Assoc  (2005).  11, 364-365

Wysoker, A. (2005). Profession and Policy in collision:  Nursing, risk, and responsibility.  In R. McNabb & B. Kremer (Eds). Collide: Styles, structures, and ideas in disciplinary writing. (pp.49-58). Dubuque, IO: Kendall/Hunt.

Wysoker, A (February, 2005).  The Lived Experience of Choosing Bariatric Surgery to Lose Weight.  J Am Psychiatric Nurses Assoc.   11, 26-34.

Wysoker, A (Spring, 2005) Depression: Not a Weakness, a Treatable Illness. Pulse. C.W. Post Campus. The School of Health Professions and Nursing Newsletter. Seventh Edition.

Wysoker, A., Agrati, G., Collins, J., Marcus, P., & Thelander, B. (December, 2004). Legal and Ethical Considerations. Mandatory Outpatient Treatment. J Am Psychiatric Nurses Assoc  (2004).  10247b- 253.

Wysoker, A. (June, 2004). Legal and Ethical Considerations. Mental Health Parity. J Am Psychiatric Nurses Assoc  (20 04).  10, 193- 194.

Wysoker, A (Fall, 2003) Nursing and Politics. Pulse. C.W. Post Campus. The School of Health Professions and Nursing Newsletter. Sixth Edition.

Wysoker, A. (October, 2003). Legal and Ethical Considerations. HIPAA and Psychiatric Nurses. J Am Psychiatric Nurses Assoc  (2003).  9, 173- 175.

Wysoker, A. (June, 2003). Legal and Ethical Considerations. Electroconvulsive Therapy. J Am Psychiatric Nurses Assoc  (2003).  9, 103-105.

Wysoker, A. (2003). Risk Management in Psychiatry.  In F. Kavaler & A. Spiegel (Eds). Health Care Risk Management: A Strategic Approach 2nd ed. (pp.269-296). Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Wysoker, A (October, 2002).  A Conceptual Model of Weight Loss and Weight Regain:  An Intervention for Change.  J Am Psychiatric Nurses Assoc. 8, 168-173.

Wysoker, A. (June, 2002). Lawsuits: Should Psychiatric Nurses Be Concerned? J Am Psychiatric Nurses Assoc  (2002).  8, 106-108.

Wysoker, A (Spring  2002) A Study of Beliefs Relating to Weight Loss and Weight Gain. Pulse. C.W. Post Campus. The School of Health Professions and Nursing Newsletter. Third Edition.

Wysoker, A  (Winter 2001) Thoughts on 9/11.  Nursing Faculty and Students Respond. Pulse. C.W. Post Campus. The School of Health Professions and Nursing Newsletter. Second Edition.

Wysoker, A. (October, 2001). Standards of Care.  J Am Psychiatric Nurses Assoc  (2001). 7, 166-168.

Wysoker, A. (April, 2001). Confidentiality. J Am Psychiatric Nurses Assoc  (2001).  7, 57-58.

Wysoker, A. (December, 2000). Patients Right’s: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Psychiatric Disorders in the Workplace. J Am Psychiatric Nurses Assoc  (2000).  6, 164-166.

Wysoker, A. (August, 2000). Sexual Misconduct. J Am Psychiatric Nurses Assoc  (2000). 6, 131-132.

Wysoker, A. (June, 2000). Informed Consent: The Ultimate Right. J Am Psychiatric Nurses Assoc  (2000).  6, 100- 102.

Wysoker, A. (December, 1999). Thoughts for the Millennium: The Rights of the Mentally Ill. J Am Psychiatric Nurses Assoc  (1999).  5, 197- 200.

Wysoker, A. (October, 1999). Suicide: Risk Management Strategies. J Am Psychiatric Nurses Assoc  (1999).  5, 164-166.

Wysoker, A. (August, 1999). Legal and Ethical considerations.  A New Column to Cover Much-Needed and Timely Topics. J Am Psychiatric Nurses Assoc  (1999).  5, 132-133.

Wysoker, A. (1999 ). “Legal and Ethical Considerations.”  In P. O’Brien,, W. Kennedy, & K.Ballard (Eds). Psychiatric Nursing. An Integration of Theory and Practice.  New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Wysoker, A. (1999). “Eating Disorders”  In P. O’Brien,, W. Kennedy,  & K.Ballard (Eds). Psychiatric Nursing. An Integration of Theory and Practice.  New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Wysoker, A. (1997).  Risk Management in Psychiatry.  In F. Kavaler & A. Spiegel (Eds). Health Care Risk Management: A Strategic Approach. (pp. 225-244)  Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Wysoker, A. (1994).  “Women’s Experiences Losing Weight and Gaining the Lost Weight Back”, Abstract,  International Journal of Obesity and related metabolic disorders.  Volume 18, Supplement 2.

Wysoker, A.S (1991).  Women’s experiences losing weight and gaining the lost weight back. (Doctoral dissertation, Adelphi University, 1991).  Dissertation Abstracts International, 52, (05B): 2505, 00250. 

Lectures and Presentations

Obesity:  The problem, lessons learned and where do we go?

The Lived Experience of Choosing Bariatric Surgery to Lose Weight.

A Study of Beliefs Toward Weight Loss and Weight Gain. 

Obesity: Fat, Thin, or Healthy?  Is dieting right for everybody?

Women and Weight

Women’s Experiences Losing Weight and Gaining the Lost Weight back.

Women and Weight Loss/Weight Gain:  A Model of Treatment to Break the Cycle

Treating the Psychiatric Patient

Psychiatric Nursing Research: Ethical Concerns.

Physical Aggression in Caregiving.

Is the Difficult Patient Really Difficult or is Something Else

Assessing and Treating Dementia/ Managing the Client with Dementia

Elder Abuse.

Current Insights Into Assessing and Treating Depression

Women and Depression

Performing Mini Mental Status Exam.

Current Insights Into Assessing and Managing Insomnia.

Current Insights Into Diagnosing and Managing Insomnia in Women.

Sleep Disorders: Clinical Assessment and Management of Insomnia.

Sleep Disorders in the Elderly

Psychopharmacology Updates.

Mental Illness and Substance Abuse.

Mental Health and Mental Illness, The Role of the Home Health Aide and Personal Care Assistant.

Managed Care and Mental Illness, How It Affects Patients and Families.

Stress Management.

Conflict Resolution.

Psychiatric Nurses-The Future.

Advanced Practice in the 21st Century: The Partnership Role.

The Role of the Psychiatric Nurse in Delivering Mental Health Services Following the Tragedy (9/11)

September 11, The Aftermath.

Nurses supporting Nurses: An Opportunity to dialogue about the NYC Disaster,

Involuntary Outpatient Commitment. 

New Medicare Reimbursement Regulations and how they affect private nursing practice.

Legal Issues for Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses

Advanced Practice Issues, Titling, and Prescriptive Privileges.

Legal Issues in Nursing.

The Ethics of Faculty Research: The IRB, Friend or Foe.

Understanding HIPAA: Creative Strategies to Facilitate Learning.


Honors/Awards

Awarded New York States Nurses Association Research Poster Award for the Research poster presentation entitled “The Lived Experience of Choosing Bariatric Surgery to Lose Weight”.

Inducted into the New York State Nurses Association Leadership Institute.

Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island,- Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice.

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

Professional Affiliations

American Nurses Association

ANA-New York

Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society - Upsilon Chapter