This webinar is presented in collaboration with CHE Behavioral Health Services
Chronic Disease Progression and End-of-Life Concerns in Older Adults
Chronic disease progression presents numerous challenges to treatment planning. As chronic medical conditions progress in later life, patients often experience the onset or exacerbation of depression, anxiety, psychosis, and other mental health symptoms that can compound other end of life concerns. Dr. Robert Nelson will provide examples of disease progression and common end of life concerns and will provide options for effective treatment intervention and compassionate psychological assistance to older adults with chronic disease.
About the Presenter
Robert C. Nelson, PsyD, has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion, Sociology and Psychology, Master of Arts work in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. He authored, Homicidal Adolescents – Understanding Kids Who Kill as his dissertation. Dr. Nelson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in South Carolina, (PSY 2012 and is the Director of Field Operations and Growth for the Carolinas for CHE Behavioral Health Services, Inc. He has specialized in gerontology working in long term care for ten years and has been a key note speaker and presenter on a variety of topics in the region for several years.
Continuing Education Information
1 CE Credit, Instructional Level: Intermediate
1 Contact Hour (New York Board of Psychology)
- Identify three examples of disease progression that are likely to complicate mental health symptoms and treatment.
- List three common end of life scenarios that may become the focus of treatment.
- Describe various treatment intervention options related to helping patients with progressive disease states and end of life issues.
Please review our webinar tips and CE eligibility guidelines prior to the day of the webinar.