McGill Doctoral Nursing Colloquium Invited Speaker
Sponsored by the Douglas Institute
Dr. Brett Thombs, PhD
William Dawson Scholar and Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
Myths and Measures: The Ins and Outs of Depression and its Measurement
Researchers are increasingly aware of the importance of depression in medical settings. However, a number of common misconceptions about the role of depression in these settings, how to assess it, and the ethics of using depression questionnaires often limit the ability of researchers to effectively integrate depression assessments in research. This presentation will discuss these issues in the context of existing evidence on depression and its assessment.
Dr. Brett Thombs is a William Dawson Scholar and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. His research focuses on identifying and assessing key problems faced by patients with medical illness, evaluating mental health and behavioral intervention paradigms that may be used in medical settings, and to studying how research methods may influence the applicability of research to clinical settings.
A light lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP to fay.strohschein [at] mail.mcgill.ca