Case Management Opportunity—Facilitating Integration of Physical and Behavioral Health into Whole Person Health

BY CARRIE MARION, RN, BSN, CCM For the past twenty years or so, the healthcare industry has been talking about holistic medical care, now termed whole person care. Of adults with behavioral health disorders, 67 percent do not receive adequate treatment. We know that one-fifth of patients who have heart attacks have depression. We also …

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Mental Health Advocacy

BY JOSE ALEJANDRO, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, ACM, FACHE, FAAN Traditionally, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. However, as case managers, we know the importance of recognizing how the mental and emotional well-being of our patients and the clients we serve significantly impacts their ability to maintain a healthy and balanced life year-round. Comprehensive case …

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Celebrating Success

BY JOSE ALEJANDRO, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN Have you ever had one of those days where everything went right? We all seem to have a unique ability to recognize and talk about what is not going well, but how much time do we devote to celebrating success? Isn’t it more important and uplifting …

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