Depression in the Dying


Differences between sadness and depression in the dying are defined. Demographics of depression among distinct populations are discussed, with identifiable risk factors for depression in patients at the end of life. Symptoms and treatments for depression are also examined.


Hours: 1.20


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-HEN-227
Hours: 1.2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Discuss the difference between sadness and depression.
Describe the demographics of depression among distinct populations.
Identify risk factors as well as causes of depression in the dying.
Identify symptoms and treatment for depression in the dying.
Expert Reviewer: N. Joel Fry, MSW, LISW
Joel Fry is president and co-founder of TEAM Restoration Ministries. He is committed to seeing lives and relationships restored. Mr. Fry earned his BA at Simpson College, and earned his Master of Social Work (MSW) and Aging Studies Certificate from the University of Iowa. He is a State of Iowa Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). He formerly served as an administrator with a hospice organization and has significant experience teaching at the college level. Mr. Fry preaches and speaks frequently, and he and his wife, Heather, volunteer with local, state and national marriage initiatives. His counseling experience and interests include the areas of pre-marriage, marriage, individual, family, adolescent, and grief and loss therapy. Disclosure: N. Joel Fry, MSW, LISW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry, intermediate, and advanced level General Staff; in the following settings: Palliative Care, Post-Acute Care; and the following practice categories: Hospice.
F Tags:
F684, F740, F741, F742, F743
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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