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Monday, April 29, 2013

Screening for Distress the 6th Vital Sign: A Guide to Implementing Best Practices in Person-Centred Care

Written by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Screening for Distress the 6th Vital Sign, is meant to provide a practice guideline to determine distress in cancer patients.  The guide provides a series of modules that provide steps, considerations, tools and resources for long-term care staff who are providing person-centred care to cancer patients.

The guide covers the following topics:

  • Distress, the 6th Vital Sign
  • Screening for Distress Model
  • Implementing Screening for Distress Across Canada
  • Recommendations for Screening for Distress
  • Module 1: Planning and Assessment
  • Module 2: Staff selection, training and support
  • Module 3: Patient-Mediated Education Strategies
  • Module 4: Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Module 5: Organizational Capacity Building
  • Module 6: Monitoring, Evaluating, Reporting, Disseminating

For more information and to download your free copy of the report, please click here.

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