2021 CMSC Annual Meeting


Expiration: 30-Apr-22
Level of Information: Basic, Intermediate
Medicine is moving from a model that is largely based on outpatient office-based providers and referrals to outside health professionals toward an integrated medical home model of multidisciplinary care, shared decision-making, and consumer driven whole health model of care. The Whole Health initiative is embraced as a critical element of VA Health Care that empowers and enables the person to take charge of their own health and well-being. Mindful awareness is the fulcrum of the eight considerations of a whole health life, both for our own well-being and for the person we are partnering with in healthcare planning. Persons with multiple sclerosis can take advantage of the eight whole health strategies at any point in the disease: a) working the body considering energy and flexibility; b) food and drink or nourishing and fueling; c) power of the mind or relaxing and healing; d). spirit and soul or growing and connecting; e). family, friends and coworkers or relationships; f) recharging or sleep and rest; g) personal development or personal life and work life; and, h) surroundings, the physical and emotional. Dr. Kavitha Reddy from the VA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation will review the eight points and use a personal health inventory as an experiential tool for understanding what matters most to the individual, both as a healthcare provider and healthcare consumer. Providers from the multidisciplinary group from the VA MS Centers of Excellence will offer insights in application of the Whole Health for Life model to cases studies of persons with MS in different phases of the disease trajectory and life situations. Dr. Reddy and the group will discuss practical strategies for implementation.


Presentations and Speakers

Introduction Jodie K. Haselkorn, MD, MPH; Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, CNRN, MSCN
The Whole Health Model and Personal Health Planning Tool Kavitha P. Reddy, MD, ABoIM
Case Study 1: A young man recently diagnosed; Case Study 2: A middle aged lawyer with invisible symptoms Panel: Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH; Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, CNRN, MSCN; Kavitha P. Reddy, MD, ABoIM; Alicia Sloan, MPH, MSW, LICSW; Megan Miller, PhD
Case Study 3: An older adult transitioning from relapsing MS to progressive MS and DMT decision making; Case Study 4: A woman with advanced MS Panel
Practical Strategies for Implementing Whole Health and Discussion Kavitha P. Reddy, MD, ABoIM; Panel

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