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AONN+ 2020 Midyear Virtual Conference

FRI05 - General Session 1 | Cancer and Mental Health: Lightening the Load for Patients and Families

May 15, 2020 2:00pm ‐ May 15, 2020 3:15pm

Standard: $15.00


This session will provide an overview of how healthcare providers can support patients with preexisting mental health disorders. It will offer resources that are effective when supporting cancer patients who have depression, anxiety, and a preexisting mental health disorder.

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Define the role of mental health in cancer outcomes.
  • Identify the effects of a cancer diagnosis on mental health.
  • Provide resources to manage the mental health consequences of a cancer diagnosis.


  • Jennifer Bires, MSW, LICSW, OSW-C, Clinical Social Worker, Patient Centered Care, GW Cancer Center

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