How can we build and maintain healthy social support networks? Within rheumatology, both patients and their healthcare professionals have multifaceted needs. Although many factors contribute to an individual’s mental health, the effects of poor mental health are numerous. Developing healthy and robust social support networks is vital to maintaining mental health and has been found to improve it.
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This year’s ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting sessions offer an opportunity to learn more about approaches toward identifying mental health needs, as well as how to develop treatment, education and supportive resources.
What Matters in Patient-Provider Relationships? Values, Attitudes & Beliefs
Monday, Oct. 22, 7:30–8:30 a.m.
As part of the Daltroy Memorial Lecture series, this session sets the stage for the importance of understanding the cultural and family history to uncover patient strengths and develop integrative patient-focused care. According to the presenters, Adena Batterman, LCSW, and Jillian Rose, LSCW, MPH, history, life experiences and perspectives, informed by race, culture, ethnicity and family origin, play an important role in patient-provider relationships. The experiences and values of the patient have a profound effect on the medical encounter, approach to treatment decisions and adherence.