Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020

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This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges: for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to work fearful of bringing COVID-19 home with them; for students, adapting […]

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We all have mental health

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When it comes to mental health, too few of us understand what it means. ”Mental health and mental illness are often used as if they mean the same thing, but they don’t,” says Stan Preston, Program Manager, Mental Health, Misericordia Community Hospital. Mental health encompasses our overall functioning and psychological well-being, including our ability to […]

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2020 Mental Illness Awareness Week and National Depression Screening Day

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Mental Health Matters October 4-10 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), an annual national public education campaign designed to help raise the awareness of the mental illness. This year’s theme, What People with Mental Illness Want You to Know, is part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) larger campaign, You Are Not Alone that features the stories of people […]

6 Subspecialties for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

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Nurse practitioners have licensed healthcare providers who assess, diagnose, and treat medical conditions. Nurse practitioners pursue a medical specialty of their choice and must pass a rigorous board-certification exam in order to practice. Those who choose psychiatry earn the credential “PMHNP” which stands for psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners. These nurse practitioners complete either a master’s […]

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How to Combat Depression Caused by Isolation

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Isolation is not our normal state. That fact has become abundantly clear these past few months as we have been relegated to socializing less frequently and using virtual means when we do. And while these are certainly necessary precautions during our current health crisis, the effects of isolation can be all too damaging. As we’ve […]

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Mental Health Workers: The Invisible Heroes of COVID-19

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During the initial peak of COVID-19, our world scrambled to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to our doctors and nurses on the frontlines. Medical providers around the world were stepping into the role of “unsung hero” as they worked in the trenches day in and day out, trying to save lives and keep our world afloat. […]

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Preparing for A Locum Tenens Provider to Join Your Team

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The addition of a locum tenens physician to your facility’s team yields the most effective results by first properly preparing them to provide coverage in conjunction with your existing medical staff. Unlike allied healthcare or nurse travel personnel who are procured for 13-week assignments or longer, doctors practicing locum tenens are expected to fill very […]

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The Value of Locum Tenens Physicians in Healthcare Facilities

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More and more healthcare facilities are turning to locum tenens staffing solutions for good reasons: with physicians, PA’s, nurse practitioners and specialists available when you need them, the stress of hiring has been lessened. Beyond just the convenience, however, most healthcare facilities want to understand the value of hiring locum tenens. If you are considering […]

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Why Healthcare Organizations are Turning to Locum Tenens

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The healthcare landscape has been evolving. Facing an aging population, increased access to healthcare through the Affordable Care Act, and a growing physician shortage (an estimated 14,900 to 35,600 just in primary care by 2025), healthcare organizations have been looking for ways to increase efficiency and improve the bottom line, while servicing communities of every size. A […]