An opportunity to learn how to recognise and respond to people with psychological distress.
Date: 16th September 2016
Tutors: Dr Andrew Hughes (Consultant)
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: St Oswald’s Hospice, Regent Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 1EE (see Google map)
Aim: This session will provide participants with an opportunity to learn how to recognise and respond to people with psychological distress.
- Recognise the different manifestations of psychological distress, including depression and anxiety.
- Be aware of the factors that may contribute to the development of psychological distress
- Increase their confidence in responding to a person in distress.
- Assess patients with psychological distress including the use of screening tools.
- Be aware of the range of approaches for the management of psychological distress.
- Explore how we might document ‘psychological care’ in patients records
How to book: Please fill in the application form here, email PaulineMcLane@stoswaldsuk.org, or call 0191 285 0063 for more information or to book your place.
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