American Psychological Association

Telemental health: Who, what, when, where, why you should use it

Telemental health: Who, what, when, where, why you should use it

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Since I now Skype regularly with my 94-year old father-in-law and his wife, the concept of telemental health doesn't seem as futuristic to me as it used to seem. I was shocked to discover, however, that the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) was established 20 years ago, with the first applications of telemedicine occurring over 40 years ago. Apparently, I've been behind the times.

Care model for more than just medical condition needed in long-term care

Care model for more than just medical condition needed in long-term care

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Of the most efficient countries for healthcare, the United States ranks second in healthcare costs per capita but 46th in efficiency (out of the 48 countries ranked!). The move from a biomedical to a biopsychosocial model of healthcare might be able to change that. Maybe you're already doing it without realizing it, in fact.

National dementia care guidelines fall far short on ethics issues, researchers find

National dementia care guidelines fall far short on ethics issues, researchers find

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National clinical practice guidelines for dementia care frequently fail to address important ethical issues, according to newly published research. More than half of U.S. nursing home residents are believed to suffer from some kind of dementia or memory impairment.

Is your workplace healthy?

Is your workplace healthy?

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I'm a big advocate of taking small steps in the direction of change. Perhaps your organization isn't in the position of being able to upgrade the health insurance package or to install an onsite gymnasium for staff members. But here are some manageable actions along the road to creating a psychologically healthy workplace.