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AONN+ Annual 2020

THURS07 - General Session 5 | Navigating Mental Health and Cancer: What’s an Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigator To Do?


Nov 5, 2020 3:15pm ‐ Nov 5, 2020 4:30pm


Description

This session will give an overview of how Health Care Providers can support patients with pre-existing mental health disorders. It will provide resources that are effective tools when supporting cancer patients who have depression, anxiety and/or a pre-existing mental health disorder.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participant will define the role of mental health in cancer outcomes.
  • Identify the effects of a cancer diagnosis on mental health.
  • The participant will be given resources and tools to manage the mental health side effects of a cancer diagnosis.
  • The participant will be given tools for their self-care caring and supporting patients with cancer.

Speaker(s):

  • Kevin S. Ferentz, MD, Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, Greater Baltimore Medical Center

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