Psychological Support for Patients With Cancer
by Instructor: Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CNE
Credentialed for: Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

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.

 

About the Course Author

Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNE, is a clinical nurse specialist in adult psychiatric nursing with extensive experience in geriatric psychiatry. She is currently an online SON faculty member at Capella University. The author has declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CNE has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (8 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC, #1273, 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 as ACE providers. 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. ACE provider approval period: 02/10/2018-02/10/2021. Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-715622
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    N/A


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE295-60
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-09-18
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe typical information needs of cancer patients and how to provide information that can help patients cope.; Discuss the psychological distress sometimes experienced by patients diagnosed with cancer.; List at least three interventions and communication skills helpful in caring for patients with cancer.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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