0191 285 0063

Psychological Distress

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.


Learning objectives:

  • 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


Cost: £40

How to book: Please fill in the application form here, email PaulineMcLane@stoswaldsuk.orgor call 0191 285 0063 for more information or to book your place. 


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Further reading:

Nigel Sage, Michelle Sowden, Elizabeth Chorlton and Andrea Edeleanu (2008) CBT for Chronic Illness and Palliative Care: a workbook and toolkit. John Wiley and Sons Ltd, Chichester.

Kelly B, McClement S, Chochinov H. (2006) Management of Psychological Distress in Palliative Care. Palliative Medicine; 20: 779-789.

Geo W, Bennett M, Stark D, Murray S, HigginsonI. (2010) Psychological distress in cancer from survivorship to end of life care: Prevalence, associated factors and clinical implications, Eur J Cancer, doi:10.1016/j.ejca.2010.03.033

Wenrich M, Curtis J et al. Dying patients’ need for emotional support and personalized care from physicians: Perspectives of patients with terminal illness, families, and health care providers. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2003; 25: 236-246