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Vol. 27, No. 5, October/November 2021
Path to Health: In Support of a Plant-Based Diet
Charlie Ross, DO, and Scott Wagnon, PA-C
Eating a healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health. Your food choices influence whether you develop chronic diseases such as heart trouble, diabetes, cancer, obesity, stomach disorders, kidney disease, and many other health conditions. When we examined the science of both population and individual studies, we realized that whole food plant-based nutrition will provide us with the longest life with the least amount of chronic disease.
Transitions of Care Issues in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Focus on the Long-Term Care Setting—Part 2
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, BSN, IP-BC, CDONA/LTC, CDP
Transferring care between providers can be uncertain, especially when unplanned, leaving skilled nursing facility patients vulnerable and susceptible to complications, transfer trauma, and unnecessary costs. Transferring care was further complicated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These issues, however, can be overcome by more-strategic clinical programing, education, and intentional care coordination. Although theoretically providers understand the issues that ensure a seamless process, in the real world there are often pitfalls.
Medical Cannabis: Ethical and Legal Implications for Care Managers—Part 2
Jennifer Crowley, BSN, RN, CLCP, CADDCT, CDP, CMC
Care managers should stay informed about cannabis and ensure that their clients know how cannabis works inside the body, what the safety considerations are for cannabis, and how to discuss their treatment plan with their medical provider. The care manager must balance their own personal bias, current laws and regulations, medical providers’ viewpoints, and company policies while respecting the client’s autonomy for decision-making and abiding with their professional code of ethics.
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From the Editor-in-Chief
Improving Transitions of Care
From the Executive Editor
Asking Questions—Making a Difference
News from CMSA
Ready, Set, Go—Time!
News from CCMC
The Benefits of Professional Diversity in Case Management
News from CARF
Leadership Change and Transitions in the CARF Survey Process
Legal Update I
Complaints About Referrals Must Be Based on Facts
Legal Update II
Nonsolicitation Agreements Under Fire
News From Military Health System
Care Coordination and Integrated Case Management
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