Screening for Distress through the Personal Well-being Checklist

Distress can be described as a general feeling of discomfort or upset and is commonly experienced by patients. Distress may result from a variety of concerns, including physical, emotions, practical, and/or informational concerns. Screening for Distress allows the health care team to identify if patients are experiencing distress at the earliest point in time. If concerns are identified the health care team will work collaboratively with patients and families to address these concerns.

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Alberta Cancer Board Personal Well-being Checklist