2023-16: Understanding Depressive Symptoms: Chronic Sorrow in the Elderly (Methodological Considerations and Clinical Implications)

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Recorded On: 10/20/2016

2023-16: Understanding Depressive Symptoms: Chronic Sorrow in the Elderly (Methodological Considerations and Clinical Implications)

Evaluation of depressive symptoms in elders with chronic medical conditions is complex and multi-faceted. Chronic sorrow related to chronic medical illness offers a less rigid and more nursing-focused approach to identification, treatment and prevention of progression of mood-related symptoms in the elderly.

Presenter: Andrée de Lisser, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC

Disclosures: The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. 

Session Length: 35 minutes

Target Audience: RN, APRN

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1.  Identify methodological and clinical considerations when evaluating mood disturbances in elderly with chronic medical illness.
2.  Formulate a comprehensive picture of mood progression from chronic sorrow to depressive illness without successful intervention.
3.  Create interventions for elderly experiencing mood disturbances related to multiple factors including chronic medical illness.

Keywords: Chronic Sorrow, Elderly, Depression in elderly 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date.  You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass.  Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately.  You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Originally Presented
APNA 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Thursday, October 20
11:15am - 12:00pm 

Release Date: December 8, 2016
The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019

 

 

 

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