Archive: February 2018

Empowering Residents to Find (and Speak) Their Truth

The Patient Advocates help foster healthy recovery behaviors At Sierra Tucson, the Patient Advocates serve as the liaison between residents and staff. Patient Advocates communicate resident concerns to appropriate staff members. The team, consisting of one male and one female Patient Advocate, is open seven days a week to reinforce an environment that is focused on resident-centered care. What Is a Patient Advocate? Self-Advocacy – A Patient Advocate supports residents... Read More

Revealing the Reality of Perinatal Women and Substance Use

By Valerie M. Kading, DNP, PMHNP-BC Chief Medical Operations Officer Women of childbearing years represent approximately 1 out of every 4 individuals globally. In 2015, 1.6 billion women aged 15 to 44 years represented approximately 45% of the total female population (U.S. Census Bureau, 2015). The number of women of childbearing years has been projected to increase by over 0.4 billion between 2002 and 2050 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2015). In... Read More

A Physical Approach to Pain Treatment

By Anthony Henderson, DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy Physical therapy is designed not only to treat physical limitations, but also to ensure improved pain over a longer period of time, overall functional mobility with a high success rate for treatment, and a 72-percent reduction in the medical cost of treatment within the first year. However, physical therapy can be one of the most challenging methods for treating pain due to... Read More