4015: Depression, Cancer Therapy-Related Symptoms, and Self-Care Among Mexican American Adults
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4015:  Depression, Cancer Therapy-Related Symptoms, and Self-Care Among Mexican American Adults
This presentation underscores the importance of integrated mental health-oncology care in meeting the needs of Hispanic adults undergoing cancer treatment. Pilot study findings on associations among depression symptoms, other cancer therapy-related symptoms, and self-care strategies utilized by patients are described. Emphasizes Nursing's contributions to addressing Hispanic health disparities especially related to the health burden associated with co-existing depression and cancer.

 

Speaker: Leticia Lantican, PhD, RN

Disclosures: This speaker has no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length: 30 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss the need for determining the occurrence of depression symptoms and its association with therapy-related symptoms and ability to do self-care among Mexican-American oncology patients.
2. Explain the impact of depression symptoms on the functional status and self-care abilities of patients undergoing cancer treatment.
3. Emphasize the importance of enhancing integrated mental health-oncology practice especially through incorporating depression assessment and self-care methods in alleviating symptoms resulting from cancer treatment.

 

Key words:  Depression, Cancer, Self-care, Mental Health, Mexican Americans

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.5 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must:  Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test.  Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Originally Presented
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 9:30am 10:15am
Integrated Physical & Mental Health Care Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Anaheim, California

 

Release Date: January 5, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: February 25, 2013

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.