3 minute read If neurons are the brain’s rock stars, then glia are its supporting cast. Although neurons are the only brain cells that can transmit electrical signals, glia maintain energy homeostasis via glycogen storage and regulation (Dienel & Carlson, 2019) and are intimately involved in the production and regulation of two essential neurotransmitters: GABA […]
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5 minute read We work with children, adolescents, and adults with chronic conditions: mental illness, medical conditions, intellectual or developmental disabilities. We do the very best we can to treat the patient, but what about their siblings? What about them? The first memory Nathan has is being in the hospital. He says, “I pretty well […]
3 minute read Behavioral economics, as proposed by Kahneman and Tversky, was created in response to neoclassical theories that endorse rational decision-making (Reuter & Montag, 2016). According to Nobel laureate, Daniel Kahneman, people make decisions based on heuristics and biases, which, depending on the situation, may or may not yield the greatest gain (Kahneman, 2011). […]
5 minute read. Original post link. Nominated for five Academy Awards, “Amour” is a film about love and death. (Read no further if you haven’t seen the film and don’t want to know who dies and how.) The setting is Paris, the language French, but any resemblance to a conventional French film about light-hearted romance […]
5 minute read In the pre-Covid years, when I was the family caregiver for my mother with mild dementia and chronic pain, I became the point person for her home-based care team. I was forever on the phone managing the shifting schedules of her home health aides and receiving instructions from her home-based physical therapists […]
5 minute read In 1974 Sue delivered two beautiful identical twin daughters. They were the “talk of the hospital,” she says. They were still talking days later, but for different reasons, when the girls had their first seizure in the nursery. At three months, Kaylie and Kylie were diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. The […]
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2021 Conference Promo VideoCFHA CEO, Neftali Serrano, gives a rundown of the 2021 CFHA Conference co-hosted by SharedCare.
The Pros and Cons of Model Fidelity: Real-World Exemplars of Psychiatry in Primary CareThe Pros and Cons of Model Fidelity: Real-World Exemplars of Psychiatry In Primary Care
Presented by Neftali Serrano
Models are useful and necessary in constructing service delivery pathways and in demonstrating replicable outcomes, but why is it that models are so hard to implement across diverse sites with fidelity? Dr. Serrano leads a discussion, from a systems lens, normalizing this phenomenon, and provoking attendees to consider ways to work within their systems to adapt the best strategies for psychiatry in primary care.
Equipping Healthcare Providers to Work Systemically w/Patients & Families During Telehealth VisitsFamilies and Health SIG Webinar
Equipping Healthcare Providers to Work Systemically with Patients & Families During Telehealth Visits
Presented by Dr. Jessica Goodman
In March 2020, family- and relationally-focused biopsychosocial (BPS) health services in the U.S. transitioned to telehealth as the primary mode of health service delivery across the continuum of care. While many health systems are currently navigating a return to in-person care delivery, it is clear that telehealth will remain an integral part of our healthcare system going forward. Yet, to date, there remains little clarity on specific approaches to, or measures of quality in family- and relationally-focused BPS care.
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