Monique Archer and Sherry Garcia

PAs and Social Determinants of Health: 4 Things to Know

Understanding social determinants of health along with treatment creates a holistic approach that may benefit patients in the long-term. PAs that integrate social determinants of health into patient care see greater satisfaction with care, health outcomes, and patient adherence to medical advice.
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Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence Presents Unique Challenges

Sexual violence affects every demographic and every community, making it a serious public health concern. Proper identification of sexual violence and treatment is the first line in positive patient outcomes. Healthcare providers need to be aware of sexual violence as a factor for overall wellness.
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PAs Report Barriers to Obtaining Buprenorphine Waiver

Only 3.6% of PAs have obtained a buprenorphine waiver to help combat opioid use disorder. Many cite barriers to obtaining a waiver such as lack of training, lack of available mental health support, time constraints, and lack of confidence in their ability to manage OUD.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Clinical Setting

Medical providers such as PAs are often the first point of contact for caretakers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and as such, need to be comfortable speaking about how to identify red flags of ASD, and where to refer caretakers if there is any concern.
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PAs Tied for 7th on List of Fastest-Growing Professions

According to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the PA profession is tied for seventh on the list of fastest-growing occupations in the country. The profession is expected to grow 31% between 2018 and 2028.