Depression - What You Need to Know for Canada

Depression - What You Need to Know for Canada 

Depression affects people of all ages. Many people assume that depressive symptoms are a part of the normal aging process. As a result, these symptoms are often overlooked in older adults. In fact, research has shown that 80% or more of long-term care residents who have depression are not properly diagnosed and fail to receive the proper treatment for this illness. (Mood Disorders Society of Canada, 2010). As a caregiver, you need to understand what depression is and what causes it. You should know how to recognize the symptoms and signs that signify depression, be familiar with the types of treatments available, and understand how to initiate the appropriate nursing care for depressed residents.

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Hours: 0.50
REL-CAN-SRC-0-DWYNKC

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-CAN-SRC-0-DWYNKC
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2023
Learning Objectives:
Define depression.
Identify the symptoms and signs of depression.
Recognize the most common treatments for depression.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Depression A. What is Depression? B. Causes of Depression C. Symptoms and Signs of Depression D. Evaluation of Depression E. Treatment of Depression F. Actions You Can Take G. Review Section 3: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations

Instructor: Lynda Welch, RN

Lynda Welch is a registered nurse with an extensive career history in long-term care management. She provides general administrative and clinical nursing consultative services to staff in long-term care homes. Lynda is also a legal nurse consultant. Her understanding of operational and clinical issues related to long term care, combined with her ability to read and interpret government standards and legislation, provides plaintiff, defense and labour lawyers with an objective, evidence-based opinion related to relevant standards of care.

Disclosure: Lynda Welch, RN 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 level General Staff; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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