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President's Message

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…


Case Managers Can and Are

BY MELANIE A. PRINCE, MSN, BSN, NE-BC, CCM October 11 – 17th was National Case Management Week, although many of us co-opt the entire month of October to recognize case managers with celebrations, proclamations, educational programs, awards, and many other activities. The CMSA 2020 theme was, “Case Managers Can________ (fill in…

Past President's Corner

Reflections of the Dying Journey

BY KATHLEEN MOREO, BSN, BHSA, RN, B-C, CCM, CDMC Our own values and beliefs about death and dying can have an impact on how successfully we as case managers can help our patients and families navigate end of life care. When our frail patients choose to have us assist them in…

Palliative Care

Palliative Care: Really Good Medical Care

BY MICHAEL J. DEMORATZ, PhD, LCSW, CCM Case managers working in acute and outpatient settings have probably heard about palliative care a lot recently with the increased penetration of palliative care programs across the United States and especially in acute care hospitals. This article will highlight some of the important aspects…