Emotional Dimensions of Healthcare
The effects of traumatic experiences and toxic stress are some of the best documented, yet under recognized and undervalued drivers of poor health outcomes of health disparities in distressed communities, of unnecessary healthcare spending and of profound human suffering. There is an undeniable correlation between our emotions, unhealthy behaviors and our poor health outcomes.
While health care in this country has advanced exponentially in its technical ability to diagnose and treat any number of profoundly complex and confounding diseases, we have failed to connect the dots that make us human and influence the choices we make every day that all too often lead to illness.
Areas of Impact
70% of primary care visits are for psychosocial reasons. So says the Milbank Foundation study of thousands of patients. This may be a surprise to many, but its not to most primary care providers who struggle to respond to these needs and who often feel helpless as they watch the progression of chronic diseases driven by "poor choices."
This book looks at the "why" in those "poor choices," the role they serve in people's lives and the way to help them change those behaviors. It harnesses people's inherent need to feel better, not just physically, but emotionally and to offer a way to begin to gain a measure of control over the explosion of chronic disease.
Behavioral Health Care
However well a behavioral health provider may have been fulfilling their role in the recovery of those with serious mental illness, we all know that those individuals often get sick and die much earlier than the rest of us...from preventable diseases.
This book crafts a new paradigm, Integrated Care 4.0 which points the way to improved health and wellbeing. For all of us. Along the way it illuminates an entirely new role for the behavioral health community to play in healthcare, in population health initiatives and in the achievement of the Triple Aim.
Health Systems & Payors & Policy
There is an undeniable link between our emotions, our behaviors and our poor health outcomes. Studies show that 70% of primary care visits are for psychosocial reasons. Lifestyle diseases are emerging as profound drivers of otherwise preventable chronic diseases and ever growing costs.
This book articulates the irrefutable connection between the pervasiness of stress,in American life, the emotional distress it creates and the psychological and physiological consequences that lead to chronic disease. It also offers a radical prescription for the healthcare system, taking a giant leap forward towards realization of the Triple Aim.
Harness the power of the Emotional Dimensions of Healthcare to improve your patient's health, lower their cost and give them happier lives.
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