Clinician's Corner Blog
A PHCoE blog series written by leaders, clinicians and experts on current topics of interest for psychological health care providers in the Military Health System.
Six Tips for Medical Providers to Combat Stigma
Six Tips for Medical Providers to Combat StigmaAugust 28, 2017
Are you aware that knowledge of your patient’s mental health status may influence the type or quality of care you provide?
In its 2014 report titled Mental Health Stigma in the Military, RAND Corporation addressed interrelated forms of stigma that could prevent service members from seeking mental health treatment:
How Often do People Lose Security Clearances Because of Mental Health Reasons?
How Often do People Lose Security Clearances Because of Mental Health Reasons?February 6, 2017
Psychologists and psychiatrists working in military treatment facilities are often asked to do security clearance evaluations, sometimes referred to as DoDCAFs (Department of Defense Central Adjudication Facility). These evaluations can best be conceptualized as forensic or operational in nature, in that the intent of the evaluation is ultimately a question of national security and there is no traditional doctor/patient relationship assumed by either party.
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