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Academy Workshop 14: Integrating Screening for Distress, the 6th Vital Sign, into Nursing Practice
Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 08:00 - 12:00
Leeuwen Room II

Speakers: Barry Bultz, Greta Cummings, Ankie Krol, Deborah McLeod


This workshop, conducted by the International Society of Nursing in Cancer Care (ISNCC), the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS) and the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS), will focus on innovative strategies to integrate Screening for Distress in nursing practice.  In this interactive workshop, participants will have an opportunity to:


1. Learn about new clinical practice guidelines related to screening, focused assessment and first-line management of cancer-related distress;
2. Discuss strategies for implementing screening in different countries and contexts, including the impact on patients and family members; and
3. Gain experience in application of screening tools as well as first-line responses to distress, using video-taped examples and live practice. 


Chair: Greta Cummings RN, PhD, FCAHS, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada