About the Program
The Screening for Psychosocial Distress Program will train 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, 2 individuals from each cancer care facility must enroll.
Each year The Screening for Psychosocial Distress Program will cover:
• Lunch during the one-day workshop
cover the costs associated with attending the workshop; attendees will receive the
stipend in the form of a check as part of the materials they receive on the day of the workshop
- • History of Distress Screening
- • Cultural & Ethnic Variation in Psychosocial Responses
- • Communication Skills
- • Screening & Standards
- • Screening Instruments
- • Building a Referral Network
View the detailed Workshop Schedule
Quarterly Videoconference Topics
- • Setting Up Screening: Who? Where? With What? How?
- • Referral Networks: Who? How?
- • Achieving Your Screening Goals
- • Achieving Your Network Goals
- • Documentation & Quality Improvement
- • Using IT Resources for Distress Screening
- • Demonstration & Pilot Projects to Strengthen Your Distress Screening Program
- • Marketing Your Distress Screening Program
Semiannual Videoconference Topics
- • Understanding Cost & Reimbursement & Strategies to Sustain a Distress
Screening Program in the Context of the Affordable Care Act
• Using the RE-AIM Model to Strengthen Implementation & Maintenance of
Dr. Teresa Deshields, Siteman Cancer Center
Dr. Jimmie Holland, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Marcia Grant, City of Hope
Dr. Paul Jacobsen, Moffit Cancer Center
Dr. Mark Lazenby, Yale School of Nursing
Dr. Ruth McCorkle, Yale School of Nursing & Yale Cancer Center
Dr. Lynne Wagner, Northwestern University.