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Care Managers to Gather in Chicago for CMSA Conference

Care Excellence Announced ThumbAnnual event focuses on case management education, advocacy

Case management experts, advocates and leaders will join hundreds of care managers and case managers in Chicago next week for four days of education and inspiration aimed at enhancing best practices, building collaborative care teams and improving outcomes in medical, social and behavioral health.

The Case Management Society of America’s 2018 Conference & Expo will feature an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, workshops, and exhibitors, including a team from Care Excellence, a leading provider of workforce training and online education for case managers. The 28th annual event will be held June 19-23 at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center.

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Avoiding Burnout in Case Management: 5 Things You Can Do

Self-Care a Necessity for Care Managers

Overloaded Case ManagerCoordinating care for vulnerable patients is rewarding and meaningful work, but it can also be incredibly stressful. Increased caseloads, expanding responsibilities, and greater complexity of patient needs are some of the major stressors affecting care managers, according to a 2016 article in Professional Case Management.

Excessive and extended stress can lead to burnout, a state of exhaustion that impacts a person’s emotional, mental and physical wellbeing, as well as their behavior and productivity. A care manager experiencing burnout might feel empty, hopeless, and cynical – as if nothing they do is making a difference.

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Barbara Bush and the Case for Person-Centered Care

In her Last Days, Beloved Former First Lady showed Why Healthcare Decision-Making is Personal, Powerful

Flower on Grave

Family literacy is the cause that perhaps most defined Barbara Bush during and after her husband’s presidency, but in the days before her death Tuesday at age 92 the feisty former first lady helped draw attention to another vital movement in America: the importance of person-centered care.

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