Week in Review: Families discuss importance of ECT; Q&A with Julie Ishak, R.N., M.S.N. NP-BC — and more!

August 13, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

TGIF! From ECT to the ACT (the Addiction Consult Team) to a Q&A with Julie Ishak, R.N., M.S.N., NP-BC, there was plenty to read about in Headlines this week!

The week kicked off with the Addiction Consult Team describing how it has consulted with primary care physicians to help patients with substance use disorders. The was also a feature on two patients who have benefited from ECT in recent years; and Ishak, the chief nursing officer for the U-M Medical Group, discussed her work and the challenges and opportunities she sees for the organization moving forward.

In case you missed anything, here’s the latest!

ECT: The final (essential) option

For some patients with psychiatric conditions, medication is not effective. When that’s the case, experts at Michigan Medicine may turn to electroconvulsive therapy as an option. Click here for the story of two patients who opted to utilize ECT — and it has ended up changing their lives for the better.

Addiction Consult Team collaborating to support primary care

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, opioid use disorders have steadily risen. At the same time, many primary care physicians at Michigan Medicine have stepped up to better care for those with substance use disorders. Find out more about the work the Addiction Consult Team is performing to help these clinicians find success.  

‘Rethinking how we deliver care’: Q&A with Julie Ishak, R.N., M.S.N., NP-BC

Julie Ishak has served as chief nursing officer for the U-M Medical Group since the beginning of 2020. In that time, she has faced a number of unique challenges presented by the pandemic. But with those challenges come a chance to change clinical care for the better. Check out a Q&A with Ishak, where she discusses those opportunities and offers advice to the next generation of leaders at Michigan Medicine!

Michigan Medicine has adopted the Flexible First Workforce and Workplace initiative as decisions are made regarding faculty and staff returning to the medical campus in the months ahead. Learn more about the initiative and what you can do to prepare for an eventual return to campus on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast.

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