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, [...]

Patient Insight: Depression and Diabetes

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session It's not uncommon for a person with diabetes to be depressed and addressing one can lead to improvements for both illnesses. During this Webinar, Cherokee Health Systems' Dr. Holly Robertson and Behavioral Health Consultant Eboni Winford, PhD, share their insight for patients about understanding depression, how it affects diabetes and where to get assistance.

Using the Chronic Care Management (CCM) Model for Effective Depression Management in Primary Care

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session Part 2 of this series looks at the Annual Wellness visit and how clinicians can utilize the Chronic Care Management Model to transform the delivery of care from reactive care focused on exacerbation of chronic illnesses to a delivery model aimed at proactive care with an engaged patient population. Presenters: Michelle Hoover & Wallace Palmer, Quality Improvement Advisors Length: 13 minutes

Understanding Depression, Uremia and Care Transition

Patients with a chronic disease can develop depression and/or uremia which present with similar symptoms. However, if you are an End Stage Renal Disease patient, the consequences for both can be serious. Discover how clinicians from all settings can help transition patients from one care pattern to another by easily identifying behavioral health issues that may present as other conditions. Listen to a joint atom Alliance and End State Renal Networks (ESRD) Networks 10 and 12 discussion about depression versus uremia and care transition as it applies to patients newly [...]