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Archives for: December 5th, 2019

Advances in Integrated Care: The Current State

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

The integration of primary care and mental health services has developed significantly over the last 15 years. Service delivery models have been developed and tested, the literature base has grown and now thousands of mental health professionals self-identify as working in some form of integrated care setting. Here we will review the latest developments in […]

Integration and the End of Silos

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Just about every article or conference on health care reform these days treats “integration” and “ending silos” as essential requirements for improving the U.S. health care system. In this article, I have no intention of diverging from the general cheerleading. However, I think it is important that we be clear about what is involved in […]

Health Care Reform: Preparing the Psychology Workforce

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

This article is based on the opening presentation by the author to the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers’ 5th National Conference, ‘‘Preparing Psychologists for a Rapidly Changing Healthcare Environment’’ held in March, 2011. Reviewing the patient protection and affordable care act (ACA), that presentation was designed to set the stage for several days […]

Organ Transplantation: Issues in Assessment and Treatment

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Organ transplantation as a treatment of choice has increased in recent years due to concurrent advances in medical science. Patients successfully receive transplanted solid organs – kidney, heart, liver, pancreas, lungs, and intestines – and transplanted bone marrow and stem cells. The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS, 2010) reports more than 100,000 patients waiting […]

5 Changes Psychologists Must Make to be Successful in Integrated Primary Care

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Psychologists are experts at negotiating changes within their clients/patients. A challenge for psychologists who have not been trained in integrated primary care (IPC) is to modify the way they relate to other healthcare providers in the service of their patients. We believe that there are increased opportunities for working in IPC, as we have outlined […]

Health Psychology in Primary Care: Postdoctoral Fellowship Training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

The Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the Department of Family Medicine is organizationally located in the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). UMMC is the only academic health science center in the state, serving a population of approximately three million residents and employing approximately 7,800 people. UMMC has four […]

Practicing Integrated Healthcare in a Primary Care Setting: University of Kentucky Department of Family and Community Medicine

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Integrated health care (IHC) creates new opportunities for psychologists willing to adapt themselves to the primary care environment (Freeman, 2007). According to Garcia-Shelton, this is the “frontier of psychology … a place where psychologists can make a real difference” (p.678). Psychologists are needed for two main reasons. First, the majority of patients with mental disorders […]

The Integration of Psychology Services at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan: The Benefits of Parallel Training for Physicians and Psychologists

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Hurley Medical Center (HMC) is a 493-bed, university affiliated, urban teaching hospital for Michigan State University (MSU) and maintains cooperative affiliations with the University of Michigan and Henry Ford Health System. HMC is the primary provider of subspecialty care in the region and also a Level One trauma center in the tri-county area it services. […]

Interprofessional Education & Practice in Newfoundland/Labrador: The Vision and the Challenges

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

This project has been funded through the Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Patient-Centred Practice (IECPCP) initiative, Health Human Resources Strategies Division, Health Canada. The training of healthcare professionals in Newfoundland and Labrador, as in the rest of Canada, has traditionally been largely based on silos in which health professionals are educated in relative isolation. Recent national […]

Illustrating the Primary Care Psychology Approach

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

The psychological needs of primary care patients can be classified into three general categories, related to (a) psychopathology or true mental disorders, (b) stress-related symptoms and problems related to chronic medical conditions or behavioral health problems, and (c) membership in vulnerable populations, including abuse victims, those who are socially isolated, and those who are economically […]

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