Psychosocial Interventions

1 Credit(s)

1 CPD point, 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, 1 CEU
Providers: CPDUK, EB Medicine, CBRN

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Manuela Eicher 2020

Professor Manuela Eicher

Chaired by Prof. Jane Hopkinson

Initially trained as a nurse, Manuela Eicher is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Higher Education and Research in Health Care at University of Lausanne, Switzerland. This includes an appointment as nurse research consultant at the Department of Oncology at University Hospital Lausanne (CHUV). Her research and teaching focuses on supportive care in cancer including the monitoring and self-management of symptoms, self-management support and the development and implementation of new models of care including specialised nursing and advanced practice nursing. Over the last years, she contributed to teaching and practice standards for cancer nurses at Swiss and European level as well as to establishing academic-practice-partnerships in Switzerland. 


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Talk Summary:
Psychosocial support is a fundamental part of cancer care and should be provided to all cancer patients and their families. It includes social & financial, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and functional aspects of the different phases of the cancer trajectory. During the last decades, a growing body of evidence supports a stepped care approach to allow the provision of tailored and targeted interventions to patients and their relatives. This includes screening, assessment and intervention provision. In her talk, Manuela Eicher will discuss the development and implementation of psychosocial interventions in cancer care in the light of person-centred care approaches.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this lecture the attendee will be able to:

  1. Recognise and argue the importance of psychosocial interventions in cancer care.
  2. Identify helpful guidelines for the screening, assessment and interventions to reduce psycho-social distress.
  3. Be aware of the challenges related to the development and implementation of psychosocial interventions and identify strategies to overcome some barriers to implementation. 
  4. Understand the importance of a stepped care approach when providing psychosocial interventions. 
  5. Critically reflect on the potential benefits and threats of digital psychosocial interventions. 

This lecture is equal to 1 CPD Point, 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, and 1 CE Contact Hour.


Additional CME Info

Release Date: February 1, 2020, Termination Date: January 31, 2023

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per lecture. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Commercial Support: This activity received no commercial support.

Earning Credit: In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, listen to the lecture, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.


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