Cristina Hernandez Machado – Monday, July 4, 2022, 2:11 PM Number of

Cristina Hernandez Machado – Monday, July 4, 2022, 2:11 PM

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1.     “Think about a familiar clinical practice area where interest groups are attempting to bring about a change in clinical care or systems of service delivery. Assume new, game-changing research findings are published and received wide attention. Identify groups that might have an interest in these findings. What are their likely reactions to new research?”

Research findings that suggest a new, game-changing way to deliver care in a familiar clinical practice area would be of interest to a variety of groups. These groups might include: -The clinicians who would be responsible for delivering the new care -The patients who would receive the new care -The payers who would finance the new care -The researchers who conducted the new study.

One example of a acquainted clinical practice area where attention groups are trying to  alteration clinical care or systems of service distribution in mental health. Mental health is a complex and multi-faceted issue, and various interest groups are working to improve mental health care and services (Gluck, Kaufman, & Walleck, 2019). These groups advocate for changes in how mental health is treated, funded, and researched, as well as for increased access to mental health care (Gluck et al., 2019).

 Each of these groups would likely have different reactions to the new research. The clinicians might be excited about the possibility of providing better care to their patients. The patients might be excited about the possibility of receiving better care. The payers might be concerned about the cost of implementing the new care (Gluck, Kaufman, & Walleck, 2019). The researchers might be excited about the possibility of their findings positively impacting patient care.

One example of an acquainted clinical repetition area where attention collections are endeavouring to carry about an alteration in clinical care or systems of service distribution is in the area of mental health. In current years, there has been a rising awareness of the prevalence of mental health disorders and the need for better access to mental health services. Several interest groups have emerged in this area, advocating for changes to how mental health care is delivered and funded (Mosadeghrad, 2014).

One such group in the United States, is the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), which is the main public mental health organization. NAMI is made up of individuals with mental illness and their families and friends who work to advocate for better access to mental health services and support. NAMI has been instrumental in raising awareness of mental health issues and pushing for changes to how mental health care is delivered and funded (Mosadeghrad, 2014).

Another interest group in the mental health arena is the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The APA is the largest psychiatric association in the world, made up of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals. The APA works to advance the field of psychiatry and advocate for better access to mental health services (Mosadeghrad, 2014). These are just two of the many interest groups working to bring about change in how mental health care is delivered. With the publication of new, game-changing research findings, these groups will likely intensify their efforts to bring about change.

 

Yisleidy Navarro Vidal – Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 11:54 PM

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The Clinical practice area chosen is Psychiatry Services. The clinical psychiatry area deals primarily with patients who might have undergone physical harm or illnesses and are experiencing emotional or behavioral difficulties. The main activities of health professionals in this area include providing consultation and support services such as providing talk and behavioral therapy and assessing patients and their families to prescribe medication.

The recent change in this area that is being pushed forward is the introduction of Telehealth services. Telehealth is the use of digital telecommunications technologies to facilitate and deliver various health-related services such as the education of patients, health information, and emotional support services.

Despite Telehealth being referenced in the medical industry since 1879 by using telephones to reduce the number of unnecessary visits to health organizations, major factors such as cost and availability have led to a slow adoption (Sattar & Kuperman, 2020). Since the Coronavirus pandemic broke out globally, strategies to prevent the spread of infectious disease such as social distancing and self isolation were rigorously implemented. This led to a profound impact on delivering in-person services at healthcare centers worldwide, leading to massive adoption of virtual communication methods of providing health care services such as Telehealth.

A lot of research was carried out during the quarantine period on the effects, benefits and disadvantages of the remote methods of providing health care had on the quality of services provided.

Research in Telehealth on how clinical care was delivered in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease through surveys was conducted using tools such as SurveyMonkey tool where it was sent to 414 active members of the Parkinson Study Group for 30 days. The survey was designed to clarify how clinical care had changed during the pandemic. The findings proved that use of video-based conferences went up overall from 30% to 64% during and after this period (Shivkumar et al., 2021).

Another research that was conducted during the pandemic era was on ways that Telehealth was used to help patients suffering from substance abuse disorders. There was already a huge gap among patients with substance abuse disorders that needed treatment, and those who had received it before their mainstay treatment program of group therapy had to be postponed due to social distancing restrictions. For this treatment, many medical institutions shifted to virtual meeting environments such as video conferences. Evidence proves that the pandemic worsened substance abuse due to the isolation and economic tumult driving up grief and fear. Findings and evidence show that the most used forms of Telehealth in substance abuse treatment were telephone recovery support and therapies, video-based therapy and computerized assessments (Oesterle et al., 2020).

The use of Telehealth led to interest from other health groups such as mental health groups, oncology groups, HIV management groups and other medical groups and monitoring the progress. They eventually adopted Telehealth within their programmes and is now part and parcel of the services they offer.

References

Oesterle, T. S., Kolla, B., Risma, C. J., Breitinger, S. A., Rakocevic, D. B., Loukianova, L. L., … & Gold, M. S. (2020, December). Substance use disorders and telehealth in the COVID-19 pandemic era: a new outlook. In Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Vol. 95, No. 12, pp. 2709-2718). Elsevier.

Sattar, S., & Kuperman, R. (2020). Telehealth in pediatric epilepsy care: a rapid transition during the COVID-19 pandemic. Epilepsy & Behavior, 111, 107282.

Shivkumar, V., Subramanian, T., Agarwal, P., Mari, Z., Mestre, T. A., & Parkinson Study Group. (2021). Uptake of telehealth in Parkinson’s disease clinical care and research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 86, 97-100.