Physician Mistreatment by Patients, Visitors and Doctors

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Nearly 1 in 4 hospital doctors are mistreated at work by patients, visitors and other doctors, and female doctors are nearly two times more likely than male doctors to face this abuse, a new study reveals.

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“All members of the healthcare team share the responsibility to mitigate mistreatment,” said senior study author Dr. Mickey Trockel, a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and director of Evidence Based Innovation for the Stanford WellMD/WellPhD Center.

LINK: https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/1-in-4-hospital-physicians-face-mistreatment-by-patients-visitors/ar-AAXa6Jp?li=BBnb7Kz

MD Burnout: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2017/12/03/u-s-hospitals-feeling-the-pain-of-physician-burnout/

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Text or Call 988: SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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988, a New National Suicide Hotline, Launches on July 16th, 2022

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A new national suicide hotline, 988, becomes operational nationwide on July 16th. People experiencing a mental health emergency, such as suicidal thoughts, a substance-use crisis, or any other emotionally distressing event, will be able to call during times of crisis, but operators will also be available via text and online chat (at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat), according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The 988 hotline will essentially replace the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK); however, the previous hotline will not be discontinued when 988 is rolled out, and callers will be directed to the same services offered via 988. Mental health experts say the new hotline will provide necessary updates to the services currently provided by the 1-800 number, chief among them a focus on sending trained experts to respond to mental health emergencies rather than law enforcement who are unfamiliar with protocols when approaching suicidal individuals.

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READ: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/988

MORE: https://www.kevinmd.com/2022/07/new-988-hotline-has-potential-to-transform-mental-health-care-but-challenges-loom.html

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What is Techno SCAM-BAITING?

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Scam-Baiting Behind the Scenes

The most basic form of scambaiting sets out to waste a scammer’s time. At a minimum, scambaiters attempt to make scammers answer countless questions or perform pointless and random tasks. By keeping a scammer busy, scambaiters claim they’re preventing the scammer from defrauding a real victim.

Scambaiting may also be conducted with a specific purpose in mind. Sometimes scambaiters attempt to obtain an offender’s bank account information, for instance, which they then report to a financial institution. But there are other, less benevolent motives in the scambaiting community.

Thousands of scambaiters are organised on the 419eater forum, which describes itself as the “largest scambaiting community on earth”, with over 1.7 million forum threads. The forum was first established in 2003 to tackle the growing issue of 419 emails – a scam that promises people huge sums of cash in return for a small upfront fee.

419eater provides a particularly interesting case study because members are incentivised and rewarded for their scambaits through a unique system of icons, regarded as trophies, that they can obtain in their profile’s signature lines.

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MORE: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/oct/03/who-scams-the-scammers-meet-the-amateur-scambaiters-taking-on-the-crooks?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Healthcare: https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/types-of-scams/buying-or-selling/health-medical-products

Medical Insurance: https://www.reddit.com/r/scambait/comments/jsgffx/just_got_a_scam_call_to_sign_me_up_for_bogus/

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PODCAST: In-Patient Psychiatric Care

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Prioritizing Mental Health Care In America

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By the end of 2021, Americans found themselves in one of the worst nationwide mental health crises in years. Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience a mental illness each year, or more than 50 million people. Unfortunately, less than half of the people in need ever receive the mental health care they require. Due to physician burnout, a workforce shortage, and poor funding, this country has long struggled with handling the growing mental health crisis and providing equitable access to behavioral health care.

The mental health system in America may be largely broken, but conditions are ideal for transforming the system with scientific advances, improved coverage, and political consensus on the importance of mental health. Goals once thought to be long out of reach may soon be possible.

CITE: https://www.r2library.com/Resource/Title/082610254

This NIHCM infographic highlights the many challenges contributing to America’s mental health crisis as well as steps to improve and strengthen mental health care and the behavioral health industry and promote individual resiliency.

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SURVEY: On Nurse Caregivers and Unions

By MCOL

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Nurses Survey: The 4 Takeaways

 •  87% of patients or their caregivers feel some level of stigma associated with their or the person in their care’s current health condition.
 •  44% reported feeling embarrassed to talk about their current health condition.
 •  43% felt their health condition isn’t something that’s regularly talked about and is rarely represented in the media.
 •  99% patients and their caregivers say that stigma can negatively impact or slow perceived healing of a patient with a current health condition.

Source: Convatec Group Plc via PRNewswire, May 18, 2022

UNIONS: https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/unions-tempt-nurses-to-change-their-principles/ar-AAY2cUg?li=BBnb7Kz

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Clinic ‘Charged Patient $40 for Crying’

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FULL REPRINT: A woman who visited doctors in the US was charged for an ’emotional and behavioral assessment’ simply for shedding a tear.

LINK: https://7news.com.au/news/world/us-patient-charged-extra-for-crying-during-doctors-appointment-c-6867615

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Percent of Population Under 65 With Mental Health Disorders

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EBRI: % of Population Under 65 With Mental Health Disorders

 •  Anxiety disorders: 8.1%
 •  Major depressive disorders: 5.3%
 •  Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: 2.8%
 •  Other behavioral/mental health disorders: 2.2%
 •  Bipolar and manic disorders: 0.7%
 •  Post-traumatic stress disorder: 0.5%
 •  Phobic anxiety disorders: 0.4%
 •  Autistic disorder: 0.3%
 •  Obsessive-compulsive disorder: 0.2%
 •  Eating disorders: 0.2%
 •  Schizophrenic disorders: 0.1%
 •  Dissociative disorders: 0.04%
 •  Delusional disorders: 0.02%

Source: EBRI, “How Do High-Deductible Health Plans Affect Use of Health Care Services and Spending Among Enrollees With Mental Health Disorders?” March 10, 2022

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SDOH Challenges = Physician Stress?

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

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SDOH Challenges Cause Physicians Stress

A recent Physicians Foundation survey that asked questions relating to whether Social Determinants of Health [SDOH] challenges cause them to experience stress or frustration.

CITE: https://www.r2library.com/Resource/Title/082610254

The survey found:

 •  71% Identified limited time during patient visit to discuss SDOH
 •  64% Identified insufficient workforce to navigate patients to community resources to address SDOH
 •  63% Identified existing payer reporting requirements taking time away from being able to address patients’ SDOH
 •  57% Identified lack of reimbursement for screening for or addressing SDOH
 •  57% Identified community resources unavailable, inadequate or difficult to access.

Source: The Physicians Foundation 2022 Physician Survey: Part 1, March 22, 2022

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MENTAL HEALTH Action Day 2022

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As part of its Mental Health initiative, MTV’s second-annual Mental Health Action Day – an open-source movement of brands, organizations, government agencies, and cultural leaders to drive culture of mental health from awareness to action – will bring together more than 1,600 organizations in cities across the country to encourage and empower people to take action for mental health on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

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LINK: https://www.mentalhealthactionday.art/

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CELEBRATE: National Women’s Health Week 2022

MAY 8 – 14th, 2022

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Prioritizing your health – both physical and mental – has never been more important. Over the past few years, many women have put off taking care of their general health and wellness needs. They have adjusted their daily routines, including the way they connect with family and friends. The combination has led to serious health problems for some women.

LINK: https://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/about

DAY: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2022/03/08/today-is-international-womens-day/

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PODCAST: Mental Health Interview with Milton L. Mack Jr.

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The Common Bridge by Rick Helppie

Mental Health, Jury Bias, and Judicial Reform, with the Honorable Milton L. Mack Jr.
Rich brings back the Honorable Milton L. Mack, Jr. for a discussion on Mental Health, Jury Bias, and Judicial Reform. Judge Mack has been a leading voice on how mental health issues affect over half of the court cases in the US and how this needs to be addressed in judicial reform. He has also been on the forefront of bringing cutting edge technology into the courtroom.

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Does Money REALLY Buy Happiness?

Maybe IT CAN

Psychological Considerations

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Money Can Buy Happiness After All, According to New Study

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R&D 2010: https://www.pnas.org/content/107/38/16489

R&D 2021: https://www.pnas.org/content/118/4/e2016976118

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Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Study

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DEFINITION: Physical and psychological reliance on opioids, a substance found in certain prescription pain medications and illegal drugs like heroin.

Opioids are prescribed to treat pain. With prolonged use, pain-relieving effects may lessen and pain can become worse. In addition, the body can develop dependence. Opioid dependence causes withdrawal symptoms, which makes it difficult to stop taking them. Addiction occurs when dependence interferes with daily life. Taking more than the prescribed amount or using illegal opioids like heroin may result in death.

Symptoms of addiction include uncontrollable cravings and inability to control opioid use even though it’s having negative effects on personal relationships or finances.

Treatment varies but may include discontinuing the drug. Medications such as methadone can help alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal and cravings. Pairing medication with inpatient or support programs generally has the most success.

CITE: https://www.r2library.com/Resource/Title/082610254

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Bicycle Health Study – 4 Findings

A recent survey of nearly 1,000 patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) about recovery, telehealth, and stigma found in regards to recovery:

 •  95% Describe their overall outlook on recovery as positive; just 1% describe as negative.
 •  76% Report having a strong support system to help navigate treatment.
 •  43% Returned to treatment immediately after relapse, 34% took over 3 months to start over.
 •  30% Blame individuals for the opioid crisis (over drug companies, doctors, and the government.)

Source: Bicycle Health, “Cost, Access are Biggest Barriers to OUD Recovery, But Telemedicine Can Help, According to New Report from Bicycle Health,” March 23, 2022

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What is the VIP [Patient] Syndrome

VERY IMPORTANT PERSONS

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA

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DEFINITION: “VIP syndrome” is a term coined in 1964 by the psychiatrist Walter Weintraub to describe an intriguing paradox: Throughout history, the rich and famous, with all their resources and fancy doctors, have often received worse medical treatment, and suffered from worse health outcomes, than the average person. When physicians afford “special privileges” to their powerful patients, from “Mad King” George III to Michael Jackson, they seem to get sicker and even die. While Weintraub, a psychoanalyst, attributed the problem in part to doctors unconsciously resenting their influential patients, it seems doctors simply get starstruck around famous people and high-ranking figures. Despite their medical expertise, these physicians find themselves opting out of basic tests for “privacy” or prescribing dangerous medications for “comfort.”

CITE: https://www.r2library.com/Resource/Title/0826102549

RELATED: https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(16)37268-3/fulltext

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Medicare Customers Say Mental Health Benefits Are Very Important

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AN eHEALTH SURVEY

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A eHealth survey of 3,800 Medicare customers aged 65 and older asked “When choosing health coverage, how important are mental health benefits?” The survey found: 
•  38% say mental health benefits are “very important” to them when choosing health insurance.
 •  34% say it’s “somewhat important” to them.
 •  22% say mental health benefits are “not so important” to them.
 •  Only 5% say it’s “not at all important.”
Source: eHealth, “Seniors Speak Out On Mental Health,” March 2022

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62% of Nurses Would Consider a Change in Career Paths

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A recent survey by StaffHealth of 250 RNs, LPNS, and CNAs found the following:

 •  86% of respondents say their workload/job responsibility has increased in the last year.
 •  54% of the above respondents say that the increase in workload has negatively impacted their mental health.
 •  83% of those surveyed agree that an increase in compensation/incentives would alleviate nurse burn out and shortages.
 •  62% of nursing professionals would currently consider a change in career paths.
 •  66% of respondents say access to mental health resources at work would be beneficial.

Source: StaffHealth via PRNewswire, February 8, 2022

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PODCAST: Technology Enabled Behavioral Healthcare in 2022?

A Critical Strategy for Population Health Management

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Value Based Care Definitions: https://www.r2library.com/Resource/Title/0826102549

High Value Care & Value-Based Care

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PODCAST: Mental Health Care Lowers Costs

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Today is WORLD MENTAL HEALTH Day 2021

By Ann Miller RN MHA

Good Morning

Today is World Mental Health Day. Since one of the ways you can practice good mental health is to express gratitude, I’d like to express my gratitude to my friend and ME-P founder and executive chairman Dr. David Edward Marcinko for working to destigmatize mental health issues.

A lot of people look up to David. And they should—he started this ME-P from nothing and was relentless in building the company to the digital media ship it is today.

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World Mental Health Day (10 October) is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.

This day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples’ lives worldwide.

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PODCAST: The State of Mental Health

IN THE USA

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