Depression in the Elderly
$55.00 incl. GST (AU$)
[dt_list style=”1″ bullet_position=”middle” dividers=”false”][dt_list_item image=””]1.5 CPD HOURS[/dt_list_item][dt_list_item image=””]Facilitator: Dr Ian Presnell[/dt_list_item][/dt_list]
Although many residents may have a depressive illness, admission is not the major cause of depression in residential care. Do you know the reason?
• international criteria for depression
• causes and precipitants of depression in the older adult
• symptom presentation
• screening tools and processes
• treatment options: drugs, psychotherapy and electro-convulsive
At the completion of the session the nurses should be able to to discuss the diagnostic criteria for depression; discuss the correct use of screening tools, assessment methods and assessment data to identify
clients with possible depression symptoms; discuss treatment options.