A Difficult Conversation | Behavioral Health: Depression & Substance Abuse

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session During Behavioral Health Month, the syndicated radio show Tennessee Matters spoke with Michael Pastori about depression and substance abuse in the behavioral health setting. The focus is on what many describe as the "Difficult Conversation" between patient and doctor when it comes to alcohol and drug use and how it affects the care provided to treat a behavioral health issue. Pastori also wrote the blog "Three Steps for Improvement: Screening Patients for Sensitive Information" about the topic. [...]

Interviewing Intellectual Disabilities Podcast

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session This 11-12 minute webinar will provide healthcare workers with a basic understanding of the most appropriate methods to interview a patient with intellectual or developmental disabilities that will allow the healthcare worker to obtain information while maintaining the dignity of the patient. Jennifer Halloran received a Master Degree in Social Work from Indiana University and is currently a licensed social worker in the state of Indiana. While at IU she was awarded the Health Resource Service Administration [...]

Substance Use Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Care

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session Substance misuse is common among patients in primary care settings. Although it has a substantial health impact, physicians report low levels of preparedness to identify and assist patients with substance use disorders. During this one-hour Webinar, you will be given an overview of the assessment and treatment of substance misuse in primary care. Join guest speakers Dr. Michael Caudle and Dr. Parinda Khatri from Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, Tenn., as they provide details on screening recommendations, [...]