How I Teach My Patients about Depression

The prevalence of major depressive disorder in individuals with kidney disease, specifically those on dialysis is significantly higher than the general population. Estimates range from a 25-33% prevalence rate in this population and the presence depression is associated with increased risks of premature death, hospitalization, nonadherence, and a decreased quality of life. Further, in lieu of the pharmacological burden, time constraints and other psychosocial barriers most CKD Stage 5 patients deal, traditional approaches to managing depression (antidepressants and psychotherapy) are often rejected by both patients and professionals. Thus, teaching CKD Stage 5 patients’ self- management approaches to overcoming depression is critical. This activity will describe interventions for patients with signs and symptoms of depression, identify the DSM V criteria for its diagnosis, and identify best practices for educating patients about depression.  

Learning Objectives: 

After participation in this activity, learners will be better able to:

  • Describe interventions and referral for patients with signs and symptoms of depression
  • Identify the DSM V criteria for the diagnosis of depression
  • Identify best practices for educating patients about depression

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
Accreditation/Designation of Credit Statements:

Social Worker

The National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers, Provider #1014, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  The National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education clock hours.      

National Kidney Foundation SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0064.

Licensed social workers should contact their individual jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

Method of Participation:

Learners will review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information; participate in the entire self-study consisting of slides and audio; and complete the post-test (minimum score of 70% required; learners will only have 3 attempts to pass the post-test) and evaluation to successfully earn credit. The estimated time for completion is 1.5 hours.  

Declaration of Disclosure:

It is the policy of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. Any individual who has control over CME/CE content is required to disclose to learners prior to the activity any relevant financial relationship(s) they may have with commercial interests supporting this activity or whose products or devices are discussed in this activity.  

If, on the basis of information disclosed, a perceived conflict exists, resolution will be achieved based on NKF's Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Unlabeled/Investigational Use:

During their presentations, faculty may discuss an unlabeled use or an investigational use not approved for a commercial product. Each faculty member is required to disclose this information to the audience when referring to an unlabeled or investigational use.

Disclaimer:

The faculty and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) do not recommend the use of any pharmaceutical, diagnostic test, or device outside of the labeled indications as approved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Information contained in this NKF educational resource is based upon current data available at the time of publication. Information is intended to help clinicians become aware of new scientific findings and developments.  This NKF educational resource is not intended to set out a preferred standard of care and should not be construed as one. Neither should the information be interpreted as prescribing an exclusive course of management.

Variations in practice will inevitably and appropriately occur when clinicians take into account the needs of individual patients, available resources, and limitations unique to an institution or type of practice. Every healthcare professional making use of information in this NKF educational resource is responsible for interpreting the data as it pertains to clinical decision making in each individual patient.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
03/15/2017
Course expires: 
03/15/2019
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures:

Mark Meier, MSW, LICSW
Executive Director
Face It Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Kimberly Gusse, LMSW, ACSW 
Care Manager
Priority Health
Grand Rapids, MI
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Vernon Silva, LCSW, NSW-C
Nephrology Social Worker
US Renal Care
Panorama City, CA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Amy Pai, PharmD
Associate Professor
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Ann Arbor, MI
Disclosure: Received a consulting fee from AMAG Pharmaceuticals, and an honoraria from AstraZeneca for her role on an advisory board.

Nathalie Harden 
Director, CME    
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Danielle Nathan
Professional Education Director
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).
 
Anna Okoniewski

CME/CE Activities Manager
National Kidney Foundation    
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Katie Peoples, LCSW
Kidney Transplant Social Worker
Saint Francis Hospital
Tulsa, OK
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/15/2017
Course expires: 
03/15/2019

Price

Cost:
$35.00
Please login or register for a PERC account to take this course.

Required Hardware/software

System requirements can be found here.

Contact Information:

For any questions concerning this activity, please send an email to CMEinfo@kidney.org or call NKF at 1-800-622-9010.

To view NKF privacy and confidentiality policy as it relates to CME/CE activity, please visit http://www.kidney.org/

For additional professional education resources, contact NKF at 1-800-622-9010 or visit https://www.kidney.org/professionals