DepressionLast 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
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
Nursing: 1.00 CNE, 0.50 Pharmacotherapy
Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)
Social Work: 1.00 CE (NYSED)
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Tools & Resources
PHQ-9: Validated Screening Tool for DepressionLast Updated: February 25, 2019
Used to screen, diagnose and measure the severity of depression.download
Symptom Management GlossaryLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Key terms related to symptom management. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2017.members login
Course References: DepressionLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Course citations. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2017.members login
Fast Fact #7: Depression in Advanced CancerLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Screening and and assessment of depression in patients with advanced cancer.view
Fast Fact #146: Screening for Depression in Palliative CareLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Screening tools for depression and recommendations for their use.view
Dignity Therapy ToolkitLast Updated: January 29, 2019
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 EditionLast Updated: January 29, 2019
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.
Linda Pang, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Nausea and Vomiting
Identifying and managing nausea and vomiting for patients living with serious illness and their c...
Reducing physical and emotional suffering from dyspnea for patients with serious illness.
Assessing and managing constipation in people with serious illness.