Leap Magazine – March 2013
So nice to see this summary of our screening for distress work out in Leap magazine.
Having the program adopted clinically in Alberta is great progress for person-entered care!
“It’s pretty hard to imagine being diagnosed with cancer and not feeling some level of distress. Distress is defined by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network as “a multifactorial unpleasant emotional experience of a psychological (cognitive, behavioural, emotional), social and/or spiritual nature that may interfere with the ability to cope effectively with cancer, its physical symptoms and its treatment. Distress extends along a continuum, ranging from common normal feelings of vulnerability, sadness and fears to problems that can become disabling, such as depression, anxiety, panic, social isolation, and existential and spiritual crisis.”
Read the full article here: The sixth vital sign 2