The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) notes that nearly all patients experience some level of distress at diagnosis, throughout treatment, and beyond into survivorship. NCCN Guideline for Patients®: Distress Supportive Care Book Series defines distress as “an unpleasant experience of a mental, physical, social, or spiritual nature. It can affect the way you think, feel, or act. Distress may make it harder to cope with having cancer, its symptoms, or its treatment.”(p8) Using the NCCN’s distress thermometer prevalence rates of distress in cancer patients vary from 22% to 58%. Responses may vary from distress to diagnosable psychiatric conditions including Adjustment Disorders to Major Depressive Disorders. These psychological needs must often be addressed before meeting the patient’s informational needs. Healthcare professionals play a vital role in assessing and screening for psychological distress. This course is designed to enhance the expertise, effectiveness, and confidence of clinicians who are working with oncology patients in any setting.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (12 Match)
American Nurses Credentialing Center
California Board of Registered Nursing
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
Ohio Social Worker Board
Florida Board of Nursing
Association of Social Work Boards
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Clinical continuing education credits.
Association of Social Work Boards - New Jersey
Georgia Board of Nursing
South Carolina Board of Nursing
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing
South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners
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