Consumers with mental illness are at an increased risk of developing Hypertension. In this training, Dr. Casey Williams will discuss ways to screen for Hypertension, potential complications of the disease, and special considerations for treating clients with Hypertension.
We now know that people can and do recover from mental illness, and we know more and more about what treatment approaches work. An evidence-based practice has four key components: it must be a standardized treatment with guidelines or manuals; it must have been studied using a controlled research design; the research studies must have employed a variety of research teams; and, the outcomes must matter to the recipient of the care. Selection of an evidence-based practice must take into account not only the treatment, but the characteristics of the person and the desired effect. While evidence-based practices are proven, many good practices are still viable and should not be abandoned. In this presentation, Dr. Selleck discusses how a practice becomes evidence-based, what some examples of evidence-based practices are in the mental health field, and the ongoing evolution of mental health care.
In this presentation, Dr. Carter explains Evidence-Based Practices and how they apply to providing services and supports to children and families. She discusses how to select a practice, and how to apply it. Likewise, she explains when not to rely exclusively on Evidence-Based Practices. This is a frank, open conversation regarding the often challenging world of finding the right treatment strategies for the children you serve.
Service providers, from individual clinicians to state agencies, are considering implementing evidence-based practices as their primary means of service delivery. In this module, Dr. Hovmand looks beyond the decision to implement evidence-based practices to the impact of that decision on the performance of an organization. He also discusses the mechanisms used to conduct his research.