Browsing: COVID-19

Advance Care Planning

A Key Hat You Must Wear

BY M. JANE MARKLEY, RN, FACHE(R) As a case manager, you have a plethora of roles, functions, and activities for which you are responsible and a large number of people with whom you must interact to effectively do your job. Simply put, you wear many hats. Your responsibilities can change from…


Certification in Case Management

BY JOAN SEVY MAJERS, DNP, RN, FACHE, CENP, CCM There has never been a greater need for skilled, knowledgeable healthcare providers. At the time of this article, globally, there are over one million confirmed cases of COVID-19 ( Case managers have significant leadership roles in facilitating the transition of patients in…

President's Message

Embrace, Anticipate, Innovate, Celebrate

BY MELANIE A. PRINCE, MSN, BSN, NE-BC, CCM I suspect there are many of you experiencing a roller coaster ride of professional and emotional reactions to our world, your family and careers. Consider the COVID-19 pandemic: There have been extraordinary changes to our life patterns as we prevent, mitigate and navigate…

Case Management Practice

Professional Diversity in Case Management is More Important than Ever

BY MARYBETH KURLAND, CAE, HUSSEIN M. TAHAN, PhD, RN, FAAN, AND VIVIAN CAMPAGNA, MSN, RN-BC, CCM The demands placed on healthcare professionals, providers and payers have been well-documented, with the continued rise of value-based care and accountable care models that emphasize cost-efficiency and outcomes (Tahan, Kurland, and Baker, 2020a). Within this dynamic, the…


Reflections of a New York City Native Nurse

BY JOAN SEVY MAJERS, DNP, RN, FACHE, CENP, CCM I was born and raised in New York City. More importantly, I graduated from the first school of nursing founded on the Nightingale Plan in the United States: Bellevue School of Nursing. My memories include floors filled with metal beds lining…

Career Development

My Next Chapter

BY YVONNE STOLWORTHY, MSN, RN In January 2020, after 36 years as an RN, I retired. I left the bedside in ICU three years prior. It was time. I worked in quality services prior to my retirement. For the past year, I had been planning the date of retirement and…

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