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The Intersection of Empathy and Health Disparity

BY MELANIE A. PRINCE, MSN, BSN, NE-BC, CCM, FAAN
Have you ever used design thinking? I recently did an academic project about this concept. Design thinking is a human-centered approach for complex problem solving, creativity and innovation using dialogue, interactive engagement and learning to address individual biases and challenges to the status quo.

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Wellness, Resiliency and Self-Care

BY COLLEEN MORLEY, DNP, RN, CCM, CMAC, CMCN, ACM-RN As I am writing this reflection, it is -4 degrees in my hometown of Chicago and wellness, resiliency and self-care are on my mind. COVID is still a force to be reckoned with and now we add in the weather-related challenges and…

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Mental Health By Any Other Name Is…

BY MELANIE A. PRINCE, MSN, BSN, NE-BC, CCM, FAAN One’s first reaction after reading this title may be negative, but that is not the intention. The intention is to highlight the sometimes “clandestine” acceptance and reverence of mental healthcare in certain sectors of our society. Another intention is to share my…

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Human Resources and Professional Development

BY COLLEEN MORLEY, DNP, RN, CCM, CMAC, CMCN, ACM-RN Happy New Year! Welcome to 2022! Time for resolutions and fresh starts. I used to make the “usual” resolutions: lose weight, get in shape, make a budget and stick to it. You know how that goes. By week 2, the diet is…

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The Time Is Now

BY MELANIE A. PRINCE, MSN, BSN, NE-BC, CCM, FAAN This issue of CMSA Today is one of the most important of the year, and the articles are timely and relevant for patients, families, caregivers, patients’ support systems and healthcare personnel. This particular president’s message falls in line as well, given the past year…

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Health Trends and Technology

BY COLLEEN MORLEY, DNP, RN, CCM, CMAC, CMCN, ACM-RN This month’s theme is Healthcare Trends, with a special emphasis on technology. Technology…does anyone remember when a pager was the height of technology in healthcare? When electronic medical records gave us the ability to see (much less read) all the care team…

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A Measured Mindset

BY MELANIE A. PRINCE, MSN, BSN, NE-BC, CCM, FAAN I proudly hail from Louisiana, where great food is the DNA of the state. At a young age, children are taught to cook not only simple, but also complicated recipes. The fascinating part about the recipes is that often the ingredients are…

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Social Determinants of Health

BY COLLEEN MORLEY, DNP, RN, CCM, CMAC, CMCN, ACM-RN I am honored and excited to be writing the opening to this issue of CMSA Today. The focus for this issue is social determinants of health (SDoH), a subject near and dear to me. SDoH are defined as “life-enhancing resources, such as food…

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Case Management in Bloom

BY MELANIE A. PRINCE, MSN, BSN, NE-BC, CCM, FAAN I always look forward to sharing my thoughts with each of you via the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) President’s message for CMSA Today. For this edition, I experienced a dilemma: struggling with so many things to say, and yet not…

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Health Equity

BY JOSE ALEJANDRO, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN This edition of CMSA Today explores health equity and how we can use evidence-based practice to improve access and quality healthcare delivery. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) notes that “reducing and eliminating health disparities…

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