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Course Expiration Date: 5/31/17
As front-line providers of care it is essential that all nurses know how to manage patients with depression. This continuing education course provides nurses with multiple perspectives on the latest information for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with depression. Opportunities for reader reflection and clinical examples are included.
- Discuss the pathophysiology of depressive disorders.
- Describe the impacts of depression on the family/relationships.
- Identify depression characteristics in particular age groups, including children and older adults.
- Describe social, economic, and cultural factors that influence depression and its treatment.
- Discuss the links between chronic /terminal illness and depression.
- Identify variations in depression (i.e. Seasonal affective disorder).
- Describe the connection between depression and substance abuse.
- Discuss acting-out behaviors in depressed individuals.
- Identify women-specific depression symptoms.
- Describe ways in which depression is marketed.
- Discuss the future of depression treatments.
- Describe depression self-diagnosis and depression in loved ones.
Cheryl Laskowski, DNS, APRN-BC, teaches undergraduate and graduate Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing at the University of Vermont. Cheryl received her master's degree in Mental Health Nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNYAB) in 1985. Since then she has been working as an ANA-certified APRN. She currently works as a nurse psychotherapist and psychopharmacologist in a private practice focusing on behavioral medicine. Cheryl received her doctorate in nursing from SUNYAB in 1995. Her main research interest is depression occurring with other chronic conditions.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.