This post is part of a weekly series, Best in Mental Health, featuring the best posts of the week, in social work, psychology, evidence-based practice/healthcare, non-profit and private practice concerns on Social Work Career Development.
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To get a quick idea of the topics covered in this week's round-up, please see the above word cloud :)
Evidence Based Practice/Healthcare:
AllTrials? The impending data deluge and why we need technological solutions
The Cochrane Collaboration
"Cochrane Reviews have always been electronic. It is now time for a new technological paradigm to emerge that enables the irreplaceable human element to realize this vision via machines that work harder, coupled with better processes and openness of clinical trial data..."The FDA Patient Network Website – Patient-Centeredness that Walks the Walk
e-patients.net (David Harlow)
"Historically, the agency has been working with patients one-on-one, by phone and email, often when an extremely ill patient is seeking information on clinical trials or access to investigational products. The goal is to broaden the field of engagement..."
4 Ways to Stay Mindful of Social Justice Issues in Group Work Practice
N.A.H. (Relando Thompkins, MSW)
"we have an obligation to tune into issues of social justice or injustice... when they present themselves overtly or covertly in the group... Think of groups as smaller societies... Acknowledge social privileges...""A Friendly Face:" Addressing Barriers to Hospice Care for African American Clients by Hiring African American Social Workers
InSocialWork (UBSSW, Dr. Dona Reese)
"Dr. Dona Reese talks about the lack of utilization of hospice care by African American patients... One of those barriers is the almost complete absence of African American staff or volunteers in hospices across the nation..."