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Break the Chain: Depression's Link to Hospitalizations

May 2017  |  Download Slides  |  Watch Recording (60 min)  |  View Transcript  |  Browse Q&As

Depression CARE for PATients at Home (Depression CAREPATH) is an evidence-based strategy developed for use in home health care and hospice to support the assessment, monitoring, and case coordination of depression in older adults. Join the Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign to learn how incorporating this model into agency practice can reduce hospitalizations.

Dr. Martha L. BruceGUEST EXPERT
Martha L. Bruce, PhD, MPH, Professor
Department of Psychiatry, The Dartmouth Institute
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Guest expert Dr. Martha Livingston Bruce is the principal developer of the Depression CAREPATH, which was funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant. The model focuses on education, monitoring symptoms over time, and teaching/supporting self-care practices, and includes two protocols: Depression Screening & Depression Care Management (DCM).


This activity has been approved by the Alabama State Nurses Association (ASNA) for 1.25 hours of nursing continuing education (CE). ASNA is an accredited approver of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). To receive CE credit, participants must watch the 60-minute webinar and complete an additional 15 minutes of related coursework in HHQI University. Get step-by-step instructions.