39 minutes | Jun 3, 2021

Episode 43 Transitioning From the ED to Outpatient MH Care and Supporting the Mental Health Workforce Amid COVID-19

Benjamin G. Druss, M.D., M.P.H., joins Dr. Dixon and Dr. Berezin to discuss two articles: 1) A qualitative study of barriers and facilitators to transitions from the emergency department to outpatient mental health care 2) Supporting the mental health workforce during and after COVID-19. Dr. Druss is a psychiatrist and a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the School of Public Health at Emory University. How research interests and career path have provided expertise on these two seemingly very disparate articles (1:36) Background on interests in emergency department transitions (3:01) Methodology of ED transition study (4:23) Questions asked of subjects (7:52) Client, provider, and system perspectives (8:50) Social determinants of treatment seeking and post-discharge care (12:09) Surprising findings (14:38) How ED visits are often a confluence of factors that are outside of the control of patients (16:35) Structural factors compounding transition difficulties (18:38) How technical assistance supports the adoption and sustainment of evidence-based practices (23:00) Factors affecting successful implementation of evidence-based interventions (26:44) COVID disruption (29:00) COVID’s long-term effects on mental health service delivery (33:00) Panoramic view of COVID’s effects on the field from adjudicating papers (34:51) Subscribe to the podcast here. Check out Editor's Choice, a set of curated collections from the rich resource of articles published in the journal Browse other articles on our web site. Be sure to let your colleagues know about the podcast, and please rate and review it wherever you listen to it. Listen to other podcasts produced by the American Psychiatric Association. Follow the journal on Twitter. E-mail us at psjournal@psych.org
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