Module 2: Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Distress near the End of Life

Topics
Format
CE Credits
2
Exam Items
10
Description
Psychological distress impairs the patient’s capacities for pleasure, meaning, and connection; erodes quality of life; amplifies pain and other symptoms; reduces the patient’s ability to do the emotional work of separating and saying goodbye; and causes anguish and worry in family members and friends. In fact, psychological distress, particularly depression, is a risk factor for suicide and for requests to hasten death.
Learning Objectives
  • Differentiate normal from pathological reactions to terminal illness;

  • Explain how symptoms of psychological distress are expressed, assessed, and treated in the context of terminal illness; and

  • Describe various forms of treatment for psychological distress near the end of life.

Instructor(s)
Biographies of the presenters, Barry Rosenfeld, James Werth, John Anderson
Co-sponsor(s)

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Price
$50.00 for Non-members
$40.00 for Members/Affiliates
Enrollment Limit
0