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.
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:
ABCs of Web Literacy: Interactive Tutorial
University of Pennsylvania
"If you are going to use the web for research, don't be duped by what you find out there. Learn five criteria for evaluation of information on the web..."How to speak to your psychiatrist: are we ready for shared decision making in mental health?
The Mental Elf (Andre Tomlin)
"The evidence-base around shared decision making in mental health remains fairly sparse... Training in shared decision making was highly accepted by patients and changed attitudes toward participation in decision making..."Satisfied? If not, do something
Occupy Healthcare (Dr. Miller)
"You have a role to play in healthcare too whether or not you admit it. Once we as a society stop seeing the healthcare system for only being about sickness, there will be a significant shift in our satisfaction of that system..."So Much For “Everyone Can Get Care In An Emergency Room”
The Health Care Blog (Aaron Carroll)
"At least half of all hospitals nationwide now charge upfront ER fees... Hospital officials say the upfront payments are a response to mounting bad debt caused by the surge in uninsured and underinsured patients..."
Disproportional Suspension Among African American Youth: The Experience of Kinship Caregivers
Living Proof Podcast (UB School of Social Work)
"Dr. [Priscilla] Gibson speaks [in this 90th podcast] about her research exploring the experiences of kinship caregivers parenting African American children, who are disproportionately suspended under school zero tolerance policies..."Don't Say "I Know" to a Client
A Case Manager's Verse (Anatolia)
"I have said "I understand" in the past but I've been told by a coworker that this may be tricky too because I don't really understand a situation... Our goal is to support the client to address her problem (and encourage her to do this on her own)..."Human Trafficking - some interesting data
Child Protection Lessons (Peter Choate)
"... it now represents the second or third most profitable crime worldwide. It is the fastest growing crime and represents about $10 billion... This is a global problem in which technology has assisted in the ease of communication and movement..."