2 minute read The current pandemic is the greatest healthcare crisis most of us have experienced during our lifetimes, with over half a million deaths from the novel virus in the US alone (CDC, 2021). Yet for those who journalist Tom Brokaw described as “The Greatest Generation” (Brokaw, 1998), COVID-19 is simply another roadblock. Brokaw […]
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3 minute read Ah, high school. I’m not sure what your experience was like, but as a shy, awkward thing, I found comfort in my high school’s theatre troupe and Latin club crowds. I relished acting in low budget school plays, competing in city and statewide Latin competitions (I know, nerd alert!), and I even […]
Our community is a rarity in the healthcare world. We do not represent a guild. We do not represent a sector of the healthcare industry. We do not represent a disease category. We represent an idea. That idea is that healthcare works best when professionals, in tandem with families and their communities, work together within […]
3 minute read Last week, the number of infections reported to the World Health Organization dropped for the third week in a row. Here in the US, recent reports suggest that numbers are dropping as well. The number of new daily coronavirus cases has dropped below 100,000 for the first time this year, according to […]
3 minute read In the late 1980s, neurologists Sterling and Eyer introduced the theory of allostasis, which describes how certain physiological processes such as heart rate and blood pressure shift rapidly in order to maintain the internal mileiu.1 In a healthy animal, such adaptations serve to maintain a homeostatic baseline. However, when internal or external […]
5 minute read “The key to working with behavioral health clients,” a clinical supervisor told me over 30 years ago, “is asking about the past losses they’ve suffered and exploring whether they mishandled them.” He was a loss zealot, a mourning maven. He walked clients through guided imagery exercises of standing beside their loved one’s […]
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Psychiatry in Integrated Care: Does anyone need us?Psychiatry in Integrated Care: Does anyone need us?
Psych SIG Meeting - Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Andy Pomerantz, MD has been the National Mental Health Director for Integrated Services for the VA since 2011. As a psychiatrist and primary care physician, he has a wealth of experience in integrated care including clinical, programmatic, and administrative experience.
Health Inequities, Open Notes and Collaborative DocumentationHealth Inequities, Open Notes, and Collaborative Documentation
Presentation by Maria "Chus" Arrojo for the CFHA Pediatric Special Interest Group Arrojo
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