Last Reviewed: November 12, 2015
What You’ll Learn
- Describe the prevalence of depression among people with serious illness and its impact on quality of life
- Recognize that depression is treatable
- Identify the importance of screening for depression
- Deploy evidence-based strategies for the treatment of depression
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, 0.50 Pharmacotherapy
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NYSED)
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)
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Tools & Resources
PHQ-9: Validated Screening Tool for Depression
Used to screen, diagnose and measure the severity of depression.download
Symptom Management Glossary
Key terms related to symptom management. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2017.download
Course References: Depression
Course citations. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2017.download
Fast Fact #7: Depression in Advanced Cancer
Screening and and assessment of depression in patients with advanced cancer.view
Fast Fact #146: Screening for Depression in Palliative Care
Screening tools for depression and recommendations for their use.view
Dignity Therapy Toolkit
Practical tools to support health professionals in addressing the emotional needs of patients and caregivers. Published by Dignity in Care, 2016.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.