COVID-19
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The Tears I Didn’t Expect (THIS MIGHT MAKE YOU CRY TOO)

BY ANONYMOUS Do you love attending the national CMSA conferences? I sure do and was so excited I was able to attend the 2021 event, my second National, when at first it seemed unlikely. During 2020 some health challenges came my way, and after quite some time I was finally…

Mental Health
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Understanding Pediatric Suicide: A National Imperative

BY ANNE LLEWELLYN, MS, BHSA, RN, CCM, CRRN, AND MICHELLE KNAUB, MSN, BSN, RN Understanding why someone commits suicide is a mystery to us, but it is especially hard to understand when a child dies by suicide. In this article, I talk with Michelle Knaub, an expert in maternal and child health.…

Care Coordination
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Organ Transplant: A Second Chance to Live

BY JANET COULTER, MSN, MS, RN, CCM The list of patients waiting for an organ transplant grows each year and significantly outpaces the availability of transplantable organs. During the pandemic, deceased-donor transplants reached an all-time high. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the private, non-profit organization that manages…

Association News
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The Benefits of Membership

IN SECTION: ASSOCIATION NEWS Making the Most of Your CMSA Membership PARTNERING WITH CMSA IS AN INVESTMENT IN YOU! The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) facilitates the growth and development of professional case managers across the healthcare continuum, promoting high-quality, ethical practice benefitting patients, their families and support systems.…

President's Message
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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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