How to Implement the Psychosocial Distress Screening Quality Care Standard

Friday, January 16, 2015
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This NCI-funded educational program will train cancer care clinicians over two years to develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive psychosocial distress screening programs.

The first year of the Screening for Psychosocial Distress program begins with a one-day workshop at the 2015 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology on July 29, 2015, in Washington, D.C., and continues with videoconferences with experts every three months. The second year includes an advanced one-day workshop at the annual APOS conference with videoconferences with experts every six months.

International experts in psychosocial oncology will provide training addressing such topics as communication skills, psychosocial care standards, comprehensive screening implementation, putting together a psychosocial department, using IT resources, and quality improvement.

Cancer care professionals who have an interest in psychosocial cancer care in their practice settings—chaplains, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, oncologists, and social workers. The program is designed to train two cancer care providers from one cancer care facility over two years, enrolling up to 18 cancer care facilities each year for a total of 36 participants.

  • Free registration to the program & to the American Psychosocial Oncology Society conference
  • For more information & an application, visit
This is a joint program of the Yale School of Nursing & the American Psychosocial Oncology Society and is funded
by the National Cancer Institute (R25CA177553-01) 2013-2018. Ruth McCorkle, PhD, FAAN, FAPOS, Principal Investigator.

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