Cancer and Depression: Underdiagnosed and Undertreated
by Expert Reviewer: Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CNE; Expert Reviewer: Jennifer Stephens, PhD, MA, RN, OCN; Instructor: Jennifer Miller, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Credentialed for: Pharmacy CE | ContinuingEducation.com

$23.00

i 1.20 CEH

Course Overview

Up to 25% of people with cancer experience clinical depression, which can affect their disease outcome, compliance with treatment, and quality of life. Despite this, depression is known to be underdiagnosed and undertreated in people with cancer. Several factors contribute to this situation. There are several validated screening tools that can be easily used in a variety of settings, along with standards of practice that providers can follow to treat depression. Multiple healthcare disciplines can contribute to the patient‘s plan of care related to depression, including patient education, making appropriate community referrals, coordinating psychotherapy, medication management, and complementary and alternative therapies. Consistent routine screening of psychosocial distress along with knowledgeable healthcare team members can result in early identification and treatment of depression, which contributes to better patient outcomes.

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.
Jennifer M.L. Stephens, MA, PhD, RN, OCN, is an oncology nurse with more than a decade of experience in medical/surgical oncology, cancer critical care, bone marrow transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Stephens received a PhD in oncology nursing from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver and is active with the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO/ACIO) and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). She has worked as an oncology nurse in the U.S. and Canada, with roles ranging from staff nurse to clinical nurse educator, outpatient clinic coordinator to oncology program manager. She is currently teaching for UBC, Athabasca University, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Jennifer Stephens, PhD, MA, RN, OCN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Jennifer Miller, MSN, RN, CMSRN, clinical nurse, radiation oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, is an experienced oncology nurse currently working full-time in radiation oncology and also pursuing a PhD in nursing science. Her areas of research interest include depression among cancer patients. Jennifer Miller, MSN, RN, CMSRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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  • Commission for Case Manager Certification

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 nan CE Contact Hours. nan
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.20HOURS

    Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists

    0.75HOURS

    N/A
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    0.25HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Type Activity: Knowledge Target Audience Designation: P


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE769
  • Hours:

    1.20
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-03-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-11-06
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe three interprofessional interventions that can be recommended for patients with cancer who are experiencing depression ; Identify three potential negative effects of depression on the well-being of a patient with cancer; Indicate two reasons that depression is underdiagnosed and undertreated in patients with cancer
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Dietitians; Nurses; Physicians; Radiologic Technologists; 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.
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  • 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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