Health Is Vital
Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Training: Confidentiality and Ethical Issues in Treatment
Attending this training in February. It was mandatory. This training presented the requirements of confidentiality with regards to HIPAA but also 42 CFR, which sets standards for confidentiality with regards to substance abuse issues, and are much more strict generally than HIPAA. Where our department (mental health) is now integrated with the substance abuse services, this was an important training. We no longer call ourselves mental health, but behavioral health. This training helps understand why people working in the substance abuse field sometimes respond the way they do, which can be very frustrating. The statement is "I can neither confirm or deny ..." sometime it gets in the way of screening an individual for services, but that is the way it is and there is a reason for the laws.