Psychosocial Interventions

Brought to you by the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care

1 CPD Points, 1 CEUs, 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Providers: CPDUK, CBRN, EB Medicine

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Manuela Eicher help_outline
Associate Professor at the Institute of Higher Education and Research in Health Care at University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Lecture 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.

Target Audience

Cancer Care Nurses

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

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

1 November 2020

Termination Date

31 October 2023


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 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment

The need for this educational activity was determined by surveys of the target audience and experts in the specialty. Further assessment was provided by examining the topics of recently published evidence-based medicine reviews, national clinical guidelines, and specialty society recommendations, as well as suggestions from evaluations of previous learning programs to determine practice gaps.

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Earning Credit

In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, watch the course, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Online learners will need a computer or web-enabled device to access the podcast, additional learning materials, and CME test.