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Title Guidelines and resources for the depression nurse specialist / Lisa Rubenstein ... [et al.]
Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2000
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  616.8527 G94187 2000    AVAILABLE    30500101064874
Descript viii, 118 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Note Issued in kit as MR-1198-AHRQ with title, Partners in Care :Improving Quality of Care for Depression in Primary Care. Order form included in kit as MR-1198/16
Originally published: RAND, 1996
The Partners in Care (PIC) approach to improving care for depression is a synthesis of knowledge gained during a decade of health services research on depression by many groups of researchers, and reflects a successful, state-of-the-art method of caring for this illness. More than 250 generalist physicians, in collaboration with nurses and mental health specialists, have used the PIC approach and the materials included in this kit to improve mood, reduce family stress, and promote employment retention among a diverse group of patients coming to primary care clinics for their routine medical care. This kit includes complete information and materials for implementing the PIC approach: guidelines for training the primary care clinician, depression nurse specialist, and psychotherapist in identifying patients with depressive symptoms, educating patients about symptoms of depression and its treatment, treating patients with effective Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and/or antidepressants, following up on patients who have completed treatment or who may still need treatment, and preventing recurrences of depression. Patient-education materials are available in English and Spanish. A notable feature of the PIC study has been its emphasis on Latino patients, whom research has shown are the least likely of all ethnic groups to have depression detected by their clinicians. The package includes a user's guide; guidelines for primary
care clinicians, nurse specialists, and therapists; individual and group therapy manuals, in Spanish and English; patient-education brochures, in Spanish and English; patient-education videos, in Spanish and English; training agendas and materials; forms and worksheets; and quick-reference cards
Order form and descriptions available on the internet via WWW
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. OHE00 1000
Subject Depressed persons -- United States -- Medical care
Depression, Mental -- United States
Alt Author Rubenstein, Lisa V
RAND Health Program
RAND Corporation
United States. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Alt Title Partners in care, improving quality of care for depression in primary care
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