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Management of Depression and Anxiety in Cancer- with CME credits (MDCC)


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.

This continuing education event is held under the auspices of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and de Souza Institute, University Health Network.

Accreditation:

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+: This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 11.5 Mainpro+ credits.

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 11.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

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 the risk of immediate harm
  • Differences between suicidal ideation, request for Medically Assisted Dying, or Desire for Hasterned 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. 


Please note: We do not apply special pricing or refund the difference in price after you have paid for this course.

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Course
MDCC00ODM18
Fee (CAD): $349.00
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