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Vol. 27, No. 6, December 2021/January 2022
Professional Case Management’s Contribution Toward the National Quality Strategy
Patricia Noonan RN, MBA, CCM
Achieving quality healthcare in the United States remains an important goal for Congress, public and private stakeholders, and healthcare consumers. Case managers contribute to quality healthcare through provision of comprehensive case management services that include an assessment, care planning, care coordination, and evaluation of outcomes.
Hospital Providers’ Perceptions of the Role of Pediatric Case Managers: Results of a Single-Item Survey Event
Elaine Fay Williams, PhD, RN, Kimberly Drissel, MSN, RN, Jenelle Davis Jackson, MS, BSN, RN, NneAmaka Uzoma, Uba, MSN, RN, Rebecca Cully, BSN, RN, and Rebecca Kabba, MSN, RN
Using a one-time event approach, we used a single-item question to document the perceptions of the role of pediatric case managers. Pediatric case managers were viewed as generous in sharing information and care strategies that would be needed to ensure a safe transition home, able to guide families through complex healthcare systems, personable and available to address needs, and having a working grasp of patient, family, and hospital priorities when coordinating care
Critical Thinking for Case Managers
Thomas J. Blakely, PhD, LMSW
Every care manager should demonstrate critical thinking skills and be able to teach clients to think critically and clearly about their problems. They also should understand theories of personality development and neuroscience and be able to teach clients enough about these concepts to aid in the resolution of emotional distress.
CareManagement is the journal of the Commission for Case Manager Certification, the Academy of Certified Case Managers, a journal of the Case Management Society of America.
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From the Editor-in-Chief
Case Management Fellow Program
From the Executive Editor
Holiday Reflections and Cautious Optimism
News from CMSA
A Year of Resilience
News from CARF
Interdisciplinary Pain Management and the Role of Case Management
3 Issues Top of Mind in Disability Management
News from CCMC
Case Managers Look Ahead to the “New Normal”
Case Manager Insights
The Tools to Fix the Problems
Legal Update I
Can Hospitals Require Physicians to Direct Referrals?
Legal Update II
Vaccine Mandates:Recent Court Decisions
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