Mikelle D. Smith, DCoE Public Affairs on January 3, 2017
It’s not always easy to stay on top of the news, particularly when you work in the busy field of health care. In case you missed any of our provider-focused stories covered this year, we’ve compiled a list for you.
The articles below are from Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), National Center for Telehealth and Technology, Deployment Health Clinical Center, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, Real Warriors Campaign, and guest bloggers.
- DCoE Webinar Rewind: Guiding Service Members to Seek Help
This webinar wrap-up article outlines ways providers can encourage help-seeking behavior among patients to successfully treat psychological health issues.
- Clinician's Corner: Recognizing and Responding to Your Own Mental Health Needs
Clinicians experience compassion fatigue and burnout. In this “Clinician’s Corner,” guest bloggers (providers) offer ideas to stay proactive with patient care while paying attention to your own needs.
- DVBIC Releases New Clinical Recommendation for TBI-related Headaches
This blog from the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center dives into the new headache clinical suite titled “Management of Headache Following Concussion/Mild TBI: Guidance for Primary Care Management in Deployed and Non-Deployed Settings.” The suite includes an easy-to-use guide for recognizing headache types, including tension-type and migraine.
- DCoE Webinar Rewind: Identifying, Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children
This webinar rewind focuses on the important issue of preventing sexual abuse in children. The article, targeted at providers, highlights four topical areas: reducing the motivation to abuse in potential offenders, strengthening potential offenders’ inhibitions against abuse, making it harder for potential offenders to get access to kids and helping children be more resistant to abusive overtures.
- Clinician's Corner: Help Your Patients and Yourself Feel Comfortable Talking About Suicide
Experts from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences share ideas for creating an environment of trust and support during therapy so patients may feel more comfortable sharing suicidal thoughts.
- 2016 DCoE Summit Review: Center Offers Intensive Care for TBI Patients
A review of a presentation from this year’s DCoE Summit on a multidisciplinary treatment approach for service members coping with the effects of TBI. The Fort Hood Intensive Outpatient Program helps service members who deployed to combat zones or experienced sexual assault in the military reduce symptoms of TBI.
- DCoE Webinar Rewind: Review Clinical Study Methods before You Accept Results, Expert Says
This webinar rewind addresses the importance of validating study methods before accepting results of research. It explains how a non-inferiority study aims to determine whether a new form of treatment is worse than the current standard of treatment, and if so that it isn’t unacceptably worse.
- Clinician’s Corner: Journal Highlights Health Needs of Women in Combat
Dr. Kate McGraw, psychologist and deputy director of the Deployment Health Clinical Center, talks about changes in the Defense Department regarding women in combat. She outlines the hard work of more than 90 policy makers, researchers and service members who examined women-in-combat issues related to fitness and health, operational, environmental, community and cultural factors.
- How to Set Social Media Boundaries with Your Patients
An expert from the National Center for Telehealth and Technology shares with providers the importance of setting boundaries with patients regarding contact through social media. Maintaining a professional relationship with patients requires a certain level of privacy. This article offers ideas for crafting official statements that show your desire to stay professional online.
- Clinician's Corner: Real Warriors' Website Supports Psychological Health Care
In this “Clinician’s Corner” blog, professionals talk about how the Real Warriors website supports psychological health care. The website encourages service members and veterans coping with mental health concerns to reach out for appropriate care or support and offers resources that help reduce misperceptions about psychological health concerns.
This list is only a sampling of the articles DCoE offers on psychological health and TBI. You can subscribe to our email alerts for the latest information on DCoE news articles, blogs and upcoming webinars.
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