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Taking Care of YOU After a Layoff

BY MICHELLE M. CROOK, BSN, RN, CRRN, CCM, BCPA

If you have ever been in the unfortunate position of being laid off, you are likely familiar with that pit-in-the-stomach, “OMG” moment when you realize that your life has drastically changed in an instant. I believe that many people in this situation, whether the layoff was expected or not, go through the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

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The Power of Breathing

BY RAJITHA BOMMAKANTI, BSN, RN-CCM Case managers are an integral part of the healthcare team. Their roles are crucial in preventing readmissions and coordinating services for patients and their families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, inadequate resources in the community, overloaded caseloads and intensive care units being at maximum capacity have put…

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Retirement, Ready or Not

BY LAURA OSTROWSKY, RN, CCM, MUP Welcome to a new column that will feature articles that focusing on Caring for YOU—our readers. In this issue we look at retirement from three leaders in the industry. We hope their works help you as, regardless of your age, we all need to prepare…

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Preparing for Retirement

BY BARBARA BUONO KURITZ, BS, RN, LHCA, CCM Collaborating with Anne Llewellyn and Deanna Cooper Gillingham was key to presenting me with a new opportunity conducting a case management prep class as well as coaching nurses who take a Foundations course. This experience has enriched my life by paying it forward…

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Blindsided by an Early Retirement

BY ANNE LLEWELLYN, MS, BHSA, RN, CCM, CRRN, CMF In addition to blogging, I also focused on educating and mentoring healthcare professionals to find their way to new careers and to move into independent practice. When I turned 60 in February 2014, I thought, only 5 more years of work to…