Understanding Depression: Helping Patients to Improve Outcomes and Quality of Life

Program Description

This course will help social workers develop a plan of care for the management of individuals with kidney disease and depression. 

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, learners will be able to:

  1. List four signs and symptoms associated with depression;
  2. Describe the impact of depression in individuals with kidney disease;
  3. Describe two evidenced based interventions for the management of depression; and
  4. Develop a plan of care for the management of individuals with kidney disease and co-occurring depression.

Target audience

Social Workers

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886443948-1195) for 1 Clinical Social Work continuing education contact hours.

Dialysis Technicians

The California Board of Registered Nursing has approved this program for 1.2 continuing education contact hours. This certificate must be retained for a period of four years after the course ends. NANT Provider No. 07941

Course Length 
One hour

Course details

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW): 1.00
  • Attendance: 1.00
  • NANT: 1.20
  • Course opens: Wed, Aug 01 2012
  • Course expires: Mon, Aug 31 2015
  • Cost: $0.00
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