This post is part of a weekly series, Best in Mental Health, featuring some of 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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Evidence Based Practice/Healthcare:
The Health Care Blog (Jaan Sidorov)
"Republicans are apparently proposing that states be allowed to “auto-enroll” persons... tax credit would cover the insurance costs, no bills would be issued to the consumer and voilà! the risk pools would expand... persons could always just say no..."
The Mental Elf (David Steele)
"this study is currently one of the largest reported of its kind...14% of those who completed suicide after last being discharged from general hospital had a psychiatric disorder recorded during their last time spent in hospital..."Relieve baby’s pain without drugs. Little things that help during a painful procedure
Evidently Cochrane (Sarah Chapman)
"if your baby has to have a painful procedure... there are things you can do to minimise their pain, including holding their bare chest to yours, giving a sugar solution or breast milk and allowing them to suck or to breastfeed..."
A 21st Century Financial Aid Policy
Classroom to Capitol (Melinda K Lewis)
We have largely eroded the supports that used to be there for low-income students... Reinvest in higher education as a collective good...Improve quality of K-12 education, to reduce the need for remediation in college..."
"if you want to do play therapy... start using 21st century play... only reason you don’t have patients who tell you they game is because you don’t ask... make room for diversity, passion, and expansive thinking..."