health professionals

Unite Global Summit

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The UNITE Global Summit: Virtual 2020 aims to commit, inspire, and empower policymakers towards the achievement of the UN SDGs over the next decade, while building a roadmap on clear policy actions to eliminate the threat posed by communicable diseases. This alignment of a common vision will culminate in the signing of UNITE’s 2020 Declaration.

Practicing or Just Preaching? Self-Care for Addiction Professionals: Why It Counts and How to Do It

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NAADAC

The principles of self-care are the same as for recovery, as exemplified by recovery-oriented systems of care.

These principles promote a person-centred, strengths-based approach that helps people marshal the individual, social, and environmental factors that support their well-being.

In this webinar, David Mee-Lee, MD and Dr. Deborah Teplow discussed the skills required to make lasting change.

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Burnout Prevention and Treatment

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Help Guide

High levels of stress can result in feelings of helplessness, disillusionment, and exhaustion.

Burnout is defined as a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.

The impact of burnout can be widespread, affecting your physical and mental wellbeing and your overall ability to function in daily life.

Self‐Care for the Prevention and Management of Disease: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals

Citation
Riegel, B., Moser, D. K., Buck, H. G., Dickson, V. V., Dunbar, S. B., Lee, C. S., ... & Webber, D. E. (2017). Self‐care for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease and stroke: A scientific statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association. Journal of the American Heart Association, 6(9), e006997.

Due to the nature of their work, health care professionals frequently experience long hours, stress, burnout and compassion fatigue. If left unaddressed, these issues can lead to increased risks of mental and physical health problems.

One of the most effective ways of reducing stress-related issues is through practising self-care. 

ISSUP Kenya @ Mental Health Task Force

On behalf of ISSUP Kenya, I presented our memorandum to the Mental Health Task Force of the Ministry of Health. The task force, which  was set up following a cabinet directive chaired by the President of the Republic of Kenya, seeks to gather public views on challenges and solutions about the state of mental health in the country. As a professional body we advocated for substance use disorders to be treated as a mental health issue and not just a security or moral  issue.

UNODC and WHO Organize International Training on Substance Use Treatment and Care during Pregnancy

Kyiv (Ukraine), 18 December 2019 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly with the World Health Organization (WHO) in the framework of the UNODC-WHO Programme on Drug Dependence Treatment and Care, organized an International training on Identification and Management of Substance Use Disorders in Pregnancy. More than 30 health practitioners, including obstetricians, gynecologists, neonatal care specialists, nurses, as well as specialists in substance use disorders treatment from Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus

Measurement Based Care: An Essential Component of High-Quality Behavioral Healthcare

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Measurement-Based Care (MBC) is rapidly emerging as an essential component of care, treatment and services in the provision of behavioural healthcare. MBC, as an evidence-based framework, involves the use of a standardized instrument to provide an objective assessment of progress throughout the course of treatment.