Identifying Depression in Older Adults with Cancer

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Description of program:

Depression is not a normal part of aging, even among older adults diagnosed with cancer. Depression can have a negative impact on treatment adherence and engagement, and even premature mortality. However, when identified and diagnosed in a timely way, depression is highly treatable even among medically ill older adults. This course is intended to teach a range of practitioners across settings to recognize and appropriately manage depression among their older adult patients.

Objectives:

  1. Recognize the risk factors, sign and symptoms
  2. Learn about appropriate depression screening tools
  3. Identify various treatment options for older adults with depressive symptoms.

Tuition:

This online module is currently offered at no cost

As part of the MSK Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), awarded and supported by Grant  Number U1QHP28705 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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