Psychosocial Distress Program Training

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Please note: The application submission deadline is October 20, 2017. 

The Screening for Psychosocial Distress Program will train two (2) people from your cancer care facility on how to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive distress screening program. A comprehensive distress screening program uses a valid instrument to screen patients for distress, assesses patients for the sources of their distress, links patients and families to psychosocial services, follows up on referrals, and uses quality improvement to measure the program’s effectiveness.

Whatever the discipline – chaplains, nurses, oncologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, or social workers – if you want to meet the new quality care standard of screening for psychosocial distress, The Screening for Psychosocial Distress Program will help you do just that. To ensure success, two (2) individuals from each cancer care facility must enroll.

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  • Dr. Jimmie Holland, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Dr. Marcia Grant, City of Hope
  • Dr. Terry Badger, University of Arizona
  • Dr. Mark Lazenby, Yale School of Nursing
  • Dr. Ruth McCorkle, Yale School of Nursing & Yale Cancer Center


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