Depression and Suicide: Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment - SW60016

Depression and Suicide: Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment

by Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNE
SW60016
(4.5 / 27 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Social Work (1.75 CE ClockHr)

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Summary:

16.2 million adults reported depression episodes in 2016. The prevalence of depression was highest among adults ages 18 to 25 years. Among adolescents, 12.8% of the population ages 12 to 17 report at least one major depressive episode. In the United States, 40,000 people die by suicide on a yearly basis. Worldwide, 800,000 people die by suicide each year and many more attempt it. Suicide is the 17th leading cause of death worldwide and the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Early detection, assessment, and effective intervention are vital in caring for patients with medical illnesses who may also be suffering from depression. Patients with medical illness are at risk for depression, and depression may be complicating treatment and the ability to recuperate effectively. Underdiagnosed and undertreated depression may be taking an enormous toll on the resources of both the patient and the family.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to help nurses, dietitians, dietary managers, pharmacists, physicians, and social workers to recognize depression and to identify supportive measures to help patients and their loved ones reduce the risk of suicide. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the association between chronic medical conditions and the risk of depression and suicide.
  • List three factors that make patients vulnerable to suicide.
  • Differentiate among suicide attempts, gestures, threats, and ideation.
  • Distinguish between mood and affect as they relate to the assessment for depression.
  • List two core symptoms of major depression.
  • Identify the difference between mood changes due to grief and those due to depression.
  • Describe the clinician’s role in supporting patients with depression.
  • Describe the ability of healthcare professionals to recognize and treat depression.
  • Explain the function of psychotherapy in the treatment of depression.
  • Identify one method healthcare professionals may use to examine personal attitudes about the stigma of depression and suicide.
  • Describe two patient self-care treatment plan components.
  • Identify two family education and support needs regarding depression.
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, medical assistants, pharmacists, physicians and social workers.
 
Social workers: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
OnCourse Learning, provider # 1203, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: February 15, 2017 to February 15, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.75 Clinical continuing education clock hours.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (provider # 50-1489).
 
Relias, LLC, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0009. This approval is for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2020.
 
Course delivery format: Online Self-Study, Non-interactive
Instructional Method: Narrative with clinical vignette
 
Audience
Social Workers
Social Work Practice Levels: Entry
 
 
Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate
 
After reading the presentation, complete the course test online. With a score of 75% or better and completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.
 
 
Jurisdictional Requirements
 
Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. To review state specific/jurisdictional continuing education requirements, click here.
 
 
Accommodations for Disabilities
 
Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodation; please contact the CE office at (800) 866-0919.
 
 
Grievance Procedure
 
OnCourse Learning is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. OnCourse Learning will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in treatment of participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of members of the Provider Unit Planning Committee and continuing education division.
 
While OnCourse Learning attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:
 
When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee or designated staff within 5 working days.
 
If the results of the grievance process are unsatisfactory, New Jersey social workers have the option to contact the approving entity, with an option to appeal to their licensing board.
 
You may file a complaint by telephone or email.
Telephone #: 800.866.0919

Course Originally Released on: 9/1/2000
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/26/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/26/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

For Florida professionals:

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Shavaunn - Burbank, IL  ·  Nov 19, 2019
I enjoyed the course
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Ashley O - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Nov 09, 2019
I liked reading the different types of personality disorder and how to distinguish them from grief, depression.
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Charles J - Beltsville, MD  ·  Nov 05, 2019
Excellent presentation. Participating in this educational activity will enhance my professional performance.
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Bridget L - League City, TX  ·  Oct 29, 2019
It was informative. I appreciated the info presented.
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Jennifer D - Baton Rouge, LA  ·  Oct 24, 2019
This was a good course!
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