Last Reviewed: November 12, 2015
What You’ll Learn
- Define the prevalence of anxiety among people with serious illness and its impact on quality of life
- Recognize that anxiety is treatable
- Identify the importance of screening people with serious illness for anxiety
- Deploy evidence-based strategies for the treatment of anxiety
What You’ll Earn
After completing the course, you’ll earn a Verification of Attendance certificate.
CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits:
- Case Management: 1.00 CE
- Licensed Professional Counselors: 1.00 CE
- Medicine: 0.75 CME, 0.75 ABIM MOC (Medical Knowledge Only)
- Nursing: 1.00 CNE, 0.25 Pharmacotherapy
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NYSED)
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)
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Tools & Resources
GAD-7 Anxiety Scale
Screening tool for generalized anxiety disorder.view
PHQ-4: Validated Screening Tool for Anxiety and Depression
Brief (4-question) screening tool for anxiety and depression.view
Symptom Management Glossary
Key terms related to symptom management. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2017.download
Course References: Anxiety
Course citations. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2017.download
Fast Fact #186: Anxiety in Palliative Care
Screening tools and diagnosing anxiety in patients with serious illness.view
DSM-V: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition
Taxonomic and diagnostic tool for mental disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).view
Drew Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM. Palliative Care, Fairview Health Services, University of Minnesota Medical School.
Lolita Melhado, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC. Family Nurse Practitioner/Palliative Care, Gulf Coast Medical Center - Lee Memorial Health System.
Philip Higgins, PhD, LICSW. President, Lighthouse Counseling of Salem, Inc.
Amy Case, MD, FAAHPM. Associate Professor of Oncology, Chair, Department of Supportive Care.*
Melissa Bakar, MD. Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.*
Linda Pang, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
*indicates ABIM Peer Reviewer
Nausea and Vomiting
Identifying and managing nausea and vomiting for patients living with serious illness and their car…
Reducing physical and emotional suffering from dyspnea for patients with serious illness.
Assessing and managing constipation in people with serious illness.