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Goal and Learning Outcomes

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.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

 

CEBroker

Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses

 

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Disclosures

None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.