The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) survey, which analyzed responses from its mental health trust providers from 2008 to 2013, reported a broad increase in stress among its mental health workforce. In particular, the survey revealed frontline social workers overtook doctors, nurses and occupational therapists as the profession suffering from the most work-related stress.Continue Reading.
In the SAMHSA-HRSA monthly e-news, Gail Stuart, PhD, RN and president of the Annapolis Coalition’s Board of Directors, makes the case for why registered nurses have the potential to become the cornerstone of integrated care. Stuart believes integration could be moved into action mode if nurses—the nation’s largest group of healthcare providers at 3.1 million—possesedContinue Reading.
In the paper Role-playing as a Tool for Hiring, Training, and Supervising Peer Providers, Hans Oh, MSW, MEd and Phyllis Solomon, PhD discuss the unique challenges of managing and supervising employees who are both providers and consumers. For instance, hiring peers is often difficult because employers do not have well-established criteria they can use toContinue Reading.
The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured recently examined five promising approaches currently underway in Medicaid to better integrate physical and behavioral healthcare. Three of the five approaches— universal screening, navigators and co-location—are of particular interest to the behavioral health workforce. The following are excerpts from the report: Universal screening: Screening, Brief Intervention, ReferralContinue Reading.