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Case Management Focus: What Are You Reading? The 2023 Professional Reading List

30 May, 2023 Anne Llewellyn

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Sarasota, FL ( -- This is the 6th Year of My Professional Reading List. The goal of this list is to share with case management colleagues’ books, videos, interviews, and other mediums that I developed or have been involved with or read that has helped me keep up to date on advances in the healthcare industry. Today, the landscape of healthcare is changing daily. As part of our professional development, we need to read a variety of topics so we are up to date and learning so we can adjust to new technologies, advanced diagnostic procedures, and strategies to empower our patient.

I hope you will take time to review this year’s list and check out some of the recommended resources. The resources listed keep me up to date on happenings in our healthcare system. To check out the resource google the title or email me and I can share the link.

Let me know your thoughts and any suggestions you have, and I will add your suggestions to the list! I am always looking for ways to keep up to date with the changing healthcare system.

Here we go! Let’s Get Smarter Together!

First, I would like to share some of the resources I created this year to educate and empower case management professionals to improve the healthcare system. They are available on my website, Nurse Advocate

Stories from a Nurse Advocate: This book is a compilation of posts from my Blog Nurse Advocate.
2022 Case Management Salary and Trends Special Report This was a special report I contributed to that looks at case management salary and trends. Download and share with your team!

Stepping Up to Certification: The Helping Professionals Guide to Certification An overview of the various national certifications in case management, patient advocacy and patient experience. In addition to the overview of the certifications there are several articles that are thought provoking and helpful.

Second Acts: Reflections from Nurses to Inspire the Next Generation of Nurses! This report is a gift from seasoned nurses to YOU, the next generation of nurses! Enjoy the report! Feel free to share this page with your nursing colleagues or those who are looking for career options. I hope this work provides you with insights that will inspire you to move forward.

Nurses, Moving Beyond the Bedside: There Are No Limits: A special report for nurses looking to move beyond the bedside….To those that are frustrated don’t leave the profession of nurse move to a new area. Our nursing training prepares you for more roles than you can imagine. If you are a nurse, know a nurse or want to become a nurse, download this special report and explore areas that are open to you!

Radio Shows and Interviews I participated in this year.

Dateline Health: Watch my interview with Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D, Chancellor Emeritus of Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division and colleague Cathy F. Bowers, BCPA, CP, CSA, MSA, NCG. We talked about Patient Advocacy and why everyone needs an advocate.

The Nurse Listening Tour: This was a radio show I did with the founders Sharon Weinstein, CSPN,FAAN and Dina Readinger, CEO of Diagnostic Thinking. We covered a variety of topics on case management and the state of today’s healthcare system.

Nurses Talking: An interview with founder Dale Barzey Pond . In this radio interview, I shared my journey into nursing in the mid- 1970s to the present and what I learned along the way. The goal of the program is to highlight nurses and shed light on the positive aspects of nursing.

Here are a few books I read this year. These books made me think and know there is hope for the future! Check them out!

How Covid Crashed the System: A Guide to Fixing American Health Care by Dr. David Nash and Charles Wohlforth. A sobering and realistic view of how COVID Crashed the Healthcare System. The book reviews what we learn3d, and how we can rebuild so we are prepared for the next pandemic.

Humanizing Healthcare: Hardwire Humanity into the Future of Health 1st Edition by Dr. Summer Knight. A look into what hopefully will be the future of healthcare.

It Shouldn't Be This Hard to Serve Your Country: Our Broken Government and the Plight of Veterans by Dr. David Shulkin. This is an eye opening book that exposes the internal workings of our government. Dr. Shulkin was the Secretary of Veterans Affair in the Trump Administration. As the title states, It shouldn’t be this heard to serve your country.

Books by Case Management Leaders for Case Managers

The Ethical Case Manager: Tools and Tactics. A new book by Ellen Fink-Samnick DBH, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, CCM, CCTP, CRP. Ellen is a leader, educator, and prolificate speaker who delves into issues impacting the healthcare industry. She speaks and writes realistically about ethics, challenges, and the future of case management. Check out the table of contents at Blue Bayou Press.

A Practical Guide to Acute Care Case Management: The Day to Day “How To Be An Acute Care Case Manager” Resource by Dr. Colleen Morley, DNP RN CCM CMAC CMCN ACM-RN. Whether you are new to acute care case management, a seasoned case manager looking for a practical desk reference, or a leader in search of a resource for orientation, training, and competency-based assessment A Practical Guide to Acute Care Case Management: The Day to Day “How To Be An Acute Care Case Manager” Resource is the book that should be in your library - Check it out.

The Hospital Guide to Contemporary Case Management by Stefani Daniels, RN, MSNA, CMAC
Tiffany Ferguson, LMSW, CMAC, ACM
The Hospital Guide to Contemporary Case Management takes a comprehensive look at the most current and sustainable case management models and best practices and how hospitals can develop case management programs that are positioned to meet future needs. This book focuses on implementing a modern approach to case management and practical application of these concepts.

Recommendations from Ellen Fink Samnick on books that she read and recommends for this year’s Professional Reading List:

Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on Health on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation by Linda Villarosa

The Pain Gap: How Sexism and Racism in Healthcare Kill Women by Anushay Hossain

The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get-Up-and-Go Has Got Up and Gone by Dr. Steven R. Gundry

Stefani Daniels recommended the following books:

Taking Care: The Story of Nursing and Its Power to Change Our World," by Sarah DiGregorio. This book is a look at the cultural history of nursing and worthy of a read.

"Hospitals, Paternalism and the Role of the Nurse" by Joanne Ashley. It should be on every nurse's bookshelf whether s/he works in case mgt, clinical care, or any other venue.

Nancy Porter Taylor recommended: Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz. Starting a business in healthcare? You might want to check this book out.

Facebook Colleague Pam Walter recommended:

Coronary: A True Story of Medicine Gone Awry by Stephen Klaidman: a true story on the rise and fall of two ambitious California heart doctors traces how they performed countless surgeries and generated enormous profits for their hospital's management company before a suspicious patient and the FBI investigated the possibility that they were subjecting healthy patients to unnecessary medical procedures.

A Sampling of Some of the Free E-Letters that come across my desk each day that help me get smarter. is the nation’s largest, most visited and most trusted source of essential services and information for the workers’ compensation community. We offer the latest news, event calendars, state rule and statute updates, as well as numerous other services built to help thousands of workers’ compensation professionals excel at their jobs every single day. I write a column each week highlighting the work case managers do in the area of workers compensation. It is a free newsletter but requires your email to access the content. Check it out!

BenefitsPRO Newsletters: An excellent newsletter that will keep you up to date on innovations, challenges employers, human resource professionals and regulators are experiences in today’s disruptive healthcare system.

Managed Care Matters: Joe Padua shares insights, opinions and analysis on the managed care and workers comp industry. He draws a sophisticated audience that post comments to articles that show the diversity in thought in a complex and ever-changing industry.

WCI News: an interesting newsletter for those in workers compensation. News is timely and reported objectively.

Health Affairs Newsletter: my go to newsletter for all in healthcare.

NCQA Newsletter: NCQA is the leading accreditation body in healthcare. They have excellent education program throughout the year. Review the site and sign up!

CURE Today: an e-letter for cancer patients. Good stories to keep us grounded.

WebMD: a site written for the consumer to learn about chronic medical conditions to wellness. I often share links with my patients, family and friends.

Healthcare Dive:  A good e-letter that allows me to get healthcare business news and information on the fly.

National Geographic: A long time newsletter that I have been following lately. They have some great articles to educate ME!

TRAVELZOO: looking for a quick getaway at a reasonable price. Follow Travelzoo! My husband and I have found some great getaways from this newsletter in Florida and worldwide.

Allrecipes: Looking for something new to cook for dinner? Check out Allrecipes.

Hope you will join me on social media on:

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Aliginable: is a growing site that I have been on for a few years. It is a good way to network and meet new people in your area of practice. To learn more, click here

Well, that’s it for this year! I hope this professional reading list brings you some new resources that will help you be the best that you can be. If you have an e-letter, a favorite Podcast, or a special report that you have found helpful please email me and I will include it on the list.

To view the past Professional Reading Lists, visit the following links:

Thank you for reading my award winning Blog: Nurse Advocate!
Have a good summer!

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    • Anne Llewellyn

      Anne Llewellyn is a registered nurse with over forty years of experience in critical care, risk management, case management, patient advocacy, healthcare publications and training and development. Anne has been a leader in the area of Patient Advocacy since 2010. She was a Founding member of the Patient Advocate Certification Board and is currently serving on the National Association of Health Care Advocacy. Anne writes a weekly Blog, Nurse Advocate to share stories and events that will educate and empower people be better prepared when they enter the healthcare system.

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