Believe it or not, speaking about or to a dead loved one is beneficial to your healing. Being able to vocalize your thoughts, fears, guilt, or pain is a healthy way to express oneself through healing. This article looks at how talking to a pass loved one or about has extreme benefits. Please also review our Grief Counseling Certification
The article, MENTAL HEALTH For Those in Grief, Talking to a Dead Loved One Is Good for Mental Health, by Danielle Corcione states,
“Grief is hard work. Whether you’ve lost a parent, sibling, a friend, or someone else, a loved one’s death can lead to a feeling of tremendous loss.
Everyone grieves differently. For some, talking to a deceased loved one at their grave is comforting, while others like to post messages on someone’s Facebook after they have died.”
Good article on sin. Obviously we are all generally broken by sin, but just because we sin does not mean we are terrible people. We sin, we fail, but that does not mean we are utterly disgusting to God. We are simply existing as we were born, with the stain of Original Sin. Through Christ, we are again made beautiful and we are able to find merit before God through Christ. Hence, yes we will fall from time to time, but through Christ, we overcome all brokenness. Please also review our Christian Counseling Certification
The article, I’m not ‘broken’, thanks – I’m just an ordinary sinner, by Mark Woods states,
“Every so often something catches your eye on social media and makes you think, ‘I wonder.’
Today it was the word ‘brokenness’. I’m not sure it was occurring more frequently than usual, but I Googled it. It’s almost always used in Christian circles, and always approvingly.”
Work place violence is an issue in any work force. It unfortunately can cause even more issues in a hospital or with nurses. Nurses need to be focused to save lives and the issue of work place violence can be a big deal. If you would like to learn more then please also review our Legal Nurse Consulting Program.
The article, Nurses, get informed about workplace violence, states
“As the discussion continues in the nursing community on how to prevent workplace violence, laws are being enacted nationwide to reduce the number of incidents and make healthcare settings safer for both patients and staff.
In the Prevent Workplace Violence in Nursing digital edition we explore this important topic, along with measures being taken to decrease violence against medical staff. Nurses of every level and specialty should read this issue — it could make a difference in your own jobs and lives.”
In the meantime, nurses, as well as other professionals, need to work on cutting down work place violence. Healthcare officials and managers need to have the appropriate guidelines installed to prevent and react to these issues.
Please also review our Legal Nurse Consulting Program.
Good article from Forbes. Meditation is key to many things and business is definitely a big element where meditation can be utilized. Many businesses are hiring meditation instructors to help them with employees in areas of calmness and productivity. Other owners themselves practice meditation. The benefits to a clearer mind help them overcome many issues throughout the work day. Please also review our Meditation Instructor Program
The article, 4 Ways Meditation Can Multiply Your Business Results, by Laura Honeycutt states,
“Meditation is becoming more and more mainstream, thanks to Headspace and other easily accessible apps like (my personal favorite) Calm. But it’s actually an ancient practice that dates back as far as 1500 BCE. Calm and Headspace state their missions similarly: to make the world healthier and happier. By making meditation accessible and easy to incorporate into our lives, these startups are contributing to a higher standard of consciousness that leads to higher levels of awareness, compassion, and productivity, plus lower levels of stress, anxiety, and chaos.”
A very important part of teaching children to grieve and ensuring they grieve healthy is allowing children a chance to say good bye to a loved one. If a loved one is dying, the children need an appropriate time and place,according to their maturity, to be able to properly express themselves and say good bye to a loved one. Please also review our Child Grief Counseling Certification.
The article, Give kids a chance to say goodbye, states
“Should parents take their children to visit a relative or loved one in a hospital or hospice? Death and dying can be scary and uncomfortable subjects, so parents may shy away from them.”
Despite these concerns, the article, as well as the American Academy of Grief Counseling encourages parents to face the fear and allow their child to see the dying person. It is critically important for the child’s development to understand the nature of death but also to be able to express him or herself in a positive way. This ultimately prevents future issues that he or she may face as a young adult with guilt or regret.
It is very important for children to be able to understand death and to express themselves. Please also review our Child Grief Counseling Certification and see if it matches your academic or professional needs.
The rise of substance abuse among youth is startling. It is a constant temptation to many children and be something that either harms them physically or puts them at odds with the law. I It is every parent’s nightmare to deal with substance abuse with their children and it is something that parents must take seriously to prevent if possible, and if not possible, deal with in an effective manner. It is up to parents to raise their children through these temptations so they can become functional and fruitful members of society. Please also review our Substance Abuse Counseling Certification
The article, Efforts to prevent youth substance abuse on the rise, by Frank Stanko states
“Preventing underage substance abuse is a year-round priority. For Richland County Community Prevention Coordinator Ariel Johnson and members of the Project YES Coalition, efforts are expected to be more prominent this fall.”
The adolescent brain does indeed play a role in substance abuse. Fitting in, feeling indestructible and taking risks are all part of the development of the mind and the addition of drugs can be a deadly combination. It is very important for parents to help protect their children whether in prevention or in action to keep their children and teens safe
Please also review our Substance Abuse Counseling Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional needs.
One of the first and most painful memories of a child is the loss of a pet. Even the simple loss of a fish displays the fragile nature of life and that animals do not live forever and that death is part of life. This is critical learning lesson for children as they discover life is not forever and the startling conclusion that even mommy or daddy can die. This needs to be dealt with carefully as not to traumatize the child but to educate the child on the reality of death. Hiding the child from the loss of a pet, as if to replace the fish, is not a good idea. It only reinforces bad concepts regarding life and death itself. Please also review our Pet Loss Grief Counseling Program as well as our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Progam
The article, “A dying fish, a beloved dog and a parenting lesson, of sorts”, by Theresa Vargas states
“I thought a dead fish was the worst thing my 5-year-old son could find in his new fish tank.
Being admitted into the hospital can be a very stressful process for a patient who is already ill or in need of care. The quality of that care and the quality of that process is critical to proper care and aid to the patient. Please also review our Case Management Certification
The article, “Lean” Improvement in the Quality of Patient Care in the Hospital Admissions Process, from the American Journal of Accountable Care, states
“Among the most important challenges that a healthcare system faces are money flow and the quality of the care provided to patients. Lean methodology (LM), as a management method in healthcare, has helped to improve the delivery of care and service to patients.”
Again, the importance of quality in admissions is critical not just for patients but also for the proper treatment and care that medical professionals need to perform life saving care. This is the first step to patient care and needs to be an essential part to any care plan at a medical facility. All necessary steps to ensure quality and a smooth process must be implemented
Good article on the rising healthcare costs. The rising prices for employees and their healthcare is always a concern by owners or healthcare facility directors. The increased prices can be a big hit on any budget as employers try to reward their employees with the best care. The raised prices in 2019 point to an alarming trend. Please also review our Case Management Program
The article, Cost of Employer Health Coverage to Rise 5% in 2019, by Kimberly Lankford states,
“This would be the sixth consecutive year with a 5% increase, with premiums and out-of-pocket costs for employees and their dependents averaging $14,800 next year. Fortunately, employers continue to cover 70% of that tab, on average, with workers picking up the rest.”
Great article on cost cutting strategies for healthcare executives. This article looks at seven cost cutting strategies that can help reduce cost. Please also review our Healthcare Case Management Program to learn more.
The article, Healthcare finance leaders share 7 cost-cutting strategies, by Kelly Gooch states,
“Hospitals and health systems increasingly face financial pressures from dwindling reimbursement, increasing competition, deteriorating payer mix and other factors.
Due to these pressures, reducing costs is at the forefront of healthcare finance leaders’ minds, whether they are at a rural, nonprofit, urban or safety-net organization.
Here, executives from various types of facilities discuss seven strategies to reduce costs.”
To read about the other cost cutting strategies, please click here
It is very important as healthcare professionals to reduce prices without lowering the quality of care. This article points to how this can be done.
Please also review our Case Management Program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs.