Nursing: Management of Anxiety and Depression for Healthcare Professionals

22.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course

Mood disorders are common and often mistreated. The purpose of this course is to help healthcare workers in their treatment of patients with mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, and to provide patients with access to treatment options. The treatment of mood disorders includes therapy and medication. This course helps to prepare healthcare professionals to differentiate the various mood disorders patients are exhibiting and their causes, identify risk factors for these disorders, recommend treatment options, provide a calm and supportive environment for patients, explore holistic considerations, and use evidence-based complementary therapies to assist patients.

Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Examine the possible causes and precipitating events of anxiety in patients.
  • Evaluate the different levels of anxiety in patients.
  • Apply evidence-based healthcare interventions for patients with anxiety.
  • Differentiate the theories of causation and risk factors associated with depressive and bipolar disorders.
  • Implement healthcare interventions commonly used with patients experiencing depressive and bipolar disorders.

About the Authors
Karen S. Ward, PhD, MSN, RN, COI

Karen S. Ward, PhD, MSN, RN, COI, received BSN and MSN degrees in psychiatric-mental health nursing from Vanderbilt University and a PhD in developmental psychology from Cornell University. She is a professor at the Middle Tennessee State University School of Nursing, where she has taught in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Ward’s work has been published in journals such as Nurse Educator, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Journal of Emotional Abuse, and Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. Dr. Ward’s research interests include child and adolescent maltreatment, mental health, and wellness issues (stress and depression), leadership variables, and survivorship.

Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT

Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT, received an MSN in holistic nursing from Tennessee State University School of Nursing and a PhD in health psychology with a focus in psychoneuroimmunology from Walden University. She has expertise in public health, psychiatric nursing, wellness, and disease prevention. Dr. Wilson has a private practice as a holistic nurse and is an internationally known speaker on stress and self-care. Dr. Wilson was named the 2017-2018 American Holistic Nurse of the Year, and is on the faculty at both Austin Peay State University School of Nursing and at Walden University.


About the Reviewer
Cindy Parsons, DNP, ARNP, BC

Cindy Parsons, DNP, ARNP, BC, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and educator. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Rush University, Illinois and her Nurse Practitioner preparation from Pace University, New York. Dr. Parsons is an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Tampa and maintains a part-time private practice.
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Management of Anxiety and Depression for Healthcare Professionals - N57062

22.95
About the Course

Mood disorders are common and often mistreated. The purpose of this course is to help healthcare workers in their treatment of patients with mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, and to provide patients with access to treatment options. The treatment of mood disorders includes therapy and medication. This course helps to prepare healthcare professionals to differentiate the various mood disorders patients are exhibiting and their causes, identify risk factors for these disorders, recommend treatment options, provide a calm and supportive environment for patients, explore holistic considerations, and use evidence-based complementary therapies to assist patients.

Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Examine the possible causes and precipitating events of anxiety in patients.
  • Evaluate the different levels of anxiety in patients.
  • Apply evidence-based healthcare interventions for patients with anxiety.
  • Differentiate the theories of causation and risk factors associated with depressive and bipolar disorders.
  • Implement healthcare interventions commonly used with patients experiencing depressive and bipolar disorders.

About the Authors
Karen S. Ward, PhD, MSN, RN, COI

Karen S. Ward, PhD, MSN, RN, COI, received BSN and MSN degrees in psychiatric-mental health nursing from Vanderbilt University and a PhD in developmental psychology from Cornell University. She is a professor at the Middle Tennessee State University School of Nursing, where she has taught in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Ward’s work has been published in journals such as Nurse Educator, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Journal of Emotional Abuse, and Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. Dr. Ward’s research interests include child and adolescent maltreatment, mental health, and wellness issues (stress and depression), leadership variables, and survivorship.

Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT

Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT, received an MSN in holistic nursing from Tennessee State University School of Nursing and a PhD in health psychology with a focus in psychoneuroimmunology from Walden University. She has expertise in public health, psychiatric nursing, wellness, and disease prevention. Dr. Wilson has a private practice as a holistic nurse and is an internationally known speaker on stress and self-care. Dr. Wilson was named the 2017-2018 American Holistic Nurse of the Year, and is on the faculty at both Austin Peay State University School of Nursing and at Walden University.


About the Reviewer
Cindy Parsons, DNP, ARNP, BC

Cindy Parsons, DNP, ARNP, BC, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and educator. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Rush University, Illinois and her Nurse Practitioner preparation from Pace University, New York. Dr. Parsons is an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Tampa and maintains a part-time private practice.