Why Body Positivity Matters

Why Body Positivity Matters

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, a national campaign to recognize the impact that eating disorders have on almost 30 million Americans. Common eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder are mental illnesses caused by a...
Tips on How to Treat Non-Compliant Patients

Tips on How to Treat Non-Compliant Patients

Healthcare professionals are accustomed to dealing with a variety of patients and personalities. You may sometimes be challenged or frustrated by non-compliant patients, or those who may even exhibit aggressive behavior. Understanding the reasons behind non-compliance...
Why We Need 15-Minute Patient Safety Checks

Why We Need 15-Minute Patient Safety Checks

Inpatient psychiatric units have long required 15-minute checks as a part of mandated protocol to ensure the safety of both staff and patients. While some may question the efficacy of these checks, we believe they should remain a part of psychiatric staff members’...