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Depression and Suicide - 60016
Depression and Suicide
Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment

60016 l 1.50 contact hrs
by Kathleen McMahon, RN, MEd, MA and Susan Phillips, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
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Objectives:
This course has been approved for 2 hours by the Commission on Case Manager Certification for 2014.
 
The goal of this continuing education program is to help nurses, physicians, dietitians, dietary managers, EMTs and paramedics, health educators, laboratory professionals, occupational therapists, radiologic technologists and social workers to recognize depression and to identify supportive measures to help patients and their loved ones decrease 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, and identify three risk factors for suicide
  • 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

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 7/2/2016


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