MH, business, & economy: bringing MH services to the workplace
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-untx psych dis are, collectively, the 10 leading categories of work-related dis and injuries
-~1/3 of ppl are estimated to experience psych probs that are serious enough to affect their work
-2 common means of providing MH care in the workplace are employee assistance programs, & prob-solving seminars
-employee assistance programs: MH programs offered by a business to it's employees
-save money in long run by preventing psych probs from interfering w work performance & by reducing employee insurance claims
-stress reduction & prob solving seminars: worksop/series of group session offered by a business, in which MH professionals teach employees how to cope w & solve probs & lower stress
-aimed @ high-level executives as @ assembly- line workers
-gov funding for MH services is insufficient
-ppl w severe mental dis are hit hardest by funding shortages
-# of ppl on waiting lists for services increase
-gov funding covers ~ 2/3 of all MH services, leaving a min expense of tens of billions of $. for ind patients and their private insurance co.
-managed care programs: an insurance program in which the insurance co decides the cost, method, provider, & length of tx
-may control expenses through the use of peer review systems: a system by which clinicians paid by an insurance co may periodically review a patient's progress & recommend the continuation/termination of insurance benefits
-insures require reports/session notes from the therapist, often including intimate personal info about the patient
-therapists and clients dislike these -> breach confidentiality
-shorten therapists & ST results (drug therapy) over more costly approaches that might yield more promising LT improvement
-many clinicians fear that the current system amounts to regulation of therapy by insurance co rather than by therapy
-reimbursements tend to be lower for those w med dis, placing ppl w psych diff @ a distinct disadvantage
-digital world provides new triggers for the expression of abnormal b
-violent videos games -> antisocial b
-constant texting, tweeting, & internet browsing may shorten ppl's attention span
-positive: social network users in general maintain more close relationships & receive more social support than others
-negative: social networking sites may provide a new venue for peer pressure & social anxiety in some adolescents; causes ppl to dev fears that others in their network will exclude them socially ; may lead to shy/ social anxious ppl to withdrawal from value face-to-face relationships
-the actions of clinical researchers & practitioners not only influence & are influenced by other forces in social, but also are closely tied to their personal needs & goals
-84% of therapists have been in therapy at least once
-maybe bc jobs are highly stressful/burnout; / they are more aware of their own (-) feelings/ one more likely to pursue tx for their probs; / it may be that ppl w more personal concerns may be more inclined to choose clinical work as a profession
-beneficence & nonmaleficience- help others and do no harm
-fidelity & responsibility- establish trust and ensure others are ethical
-integrity- be accurate & honest
-justice-be fair and know your biases
-respectful for ppl's rights & dignity- respect diversity and dont let biases interfere w your work