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Management of Depression and Anxiety in Cancer (MDAC)

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This course promotes an evidence-based wholistic approach to care and management of depression and anxiety in individuals with cancer. The content and structure of the course is based on the Pan-Canadian Practice Guideline: Screening, Assessment and Management of Psychosocial Distress, Major Depression and Anxiety in Adults with Cancer.

Available online, on-demand at any time this course consists of six modules, and is open to all clinicians working in cancer care.

Emotional distress is common in cancer. Take this course to:

  • Understand more about risk factors for anxiety and depression in cancer
  • Obtain the latest information on best practices in distress management
  • Reduce patients’ physical and psychological suffering and enhance quality of care

This course has been designed for front-line providers, including physicians; nurses; and allied health care providers.

The following areas are covered in the modules:

  • Prevalence and risk factors for anxiety and depression in cancer patients
  • The bio-psycho-social etiology and pathophysiology of anxiety and depression
  • Elements involved in initial screening, comprehensive assessment and focused assessment
  • Assessing risk of immediate harm
  • Differences between suicidal ideation, request for Medically Assisted Dying, or Desire for Hastened Death
  • Clinical pathway based on distress severity
  • Psychosocial treatment options
  • Pharmacological treatment options
  • Practical team-based interventions across the continuum of emotional distress

The Management of Depression and Anxiety in Cancer course was developed in collaboration between Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) and de Souza Institute. 

Course Format Fee (CAD)
Fee (CAD): $ 416.00
$ 416.00