As of 2020, more than half a million people were homeless in the United States. When a case manager cares for a patient who has no home or permanent place of residence, the plan can change quickly. While the general outline of the case management process might stay the same when serving a homeless individual, there are additional items to consider.
New research suggests older patients with diabetes and depression are less likely to use a smartphone app to help with diabetes self-management. Self-care apps are an important tool, and use likely will increase as people become more comfortable using them.
The Care Coordination for Health Promotion and Activities in Parkinson’s Disease intervention provides patients with self-care tools and care coordination from nurse care managers. The program’s management model uses the four domains of medical, mental, physical function, and living environment.
Hospital case management departments can anticipate increased levels of stress among their staff as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. This could cause employees to burn out and leave their jobs. But before things reach a crisis point, there are practical and evidence-based steps leaders can take to help their employees shore up their resiliency to deal with pandemic-related stressors.
Research on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on nurses, physicians, and other healthcare workers across the world shows disturbing levels of anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, and suicide. The authors of one study estimate the prevalence of burnout among registered nurses in the United States to range from 35% to 45%.
The extreme stress brought on by the healthcare industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted what should always be a concern: the need to care for the psychological well-being of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers.
There is no denying the fear and anxiety that frontline staff are experiencing as they race to care for COVID-19 patients. Employees are living in personal protective equipment, and they are witnessing people of all ages go through terrible courses of illness. In one New York-based facility, leaders formed “code lavender” teams for instances in which staff members may have seen or been involved with some type of crisis.
A new study revealed that women can engage in self-care reproductive health through the use of subcutaneous injectable contraception. Adherence has long been a barrier to using injectable contraceptives. Could women administer the medication at the correct time and in the correct way? The authors of a new study answer that question affirmatively.