New research on nurse suicide that included meticulous reviews of death records and other materials revealed nurses who leave the profession because of substance use, mental health issues, or chronic pain are at risk for suicide.
A multidisciplinary group at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital has created an ED Social Medicine (EDSM) team to deliver better outcomes for patients who present to the ED and to lift some burden off the shoulders of providers. In operation since 2017, investigators are finding the EDSM team approach is delivering dividends on multiple fronts. They also believe they have created a roadmap to follow for other facilities struggling with similar concerns.
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.
Stigma is a major barrier to women with substance use disorder receiving reproductive healthcare and contraceptives. Clinicians should ask women, including those with substance use disorder, about their goals, values, and what they find most important in contraception.