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Mental Health Parity: Implications For The State Of Florida, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe, Ann Taylor Oct 2011

Mental Health Parity: Implications For The State Of Florida, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe, Ann Taylor

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

The federal Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 required insurers to offer the same benefits for mental disorders and substance abuse as they provide for physical disorders and includes parity for any annual or lifetime limitations and restrictions placed upon such coverage. To date, twenty-one states across the nation have enacted parity laws for mental health and/or substance abuse benefits. This paper summarizes the essential issues facing the state of Florida in the development of state mental health parity legislation, including an examination of the experiences of other states, a look at potential benefits, and a discussion of the ...


"What's Up Doc?": Diagnostic Delivery And Reception In Television Medical Dramas Versus Real-Life Medical Interviews, Jill Nikolaisen Apr 1998

"What's Up Doc?": Diagnostic Delivery And Reception In Television Medical Dramas Versus Real-Life Medical Interviews, Jill Nikolaisen

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

Research reveals that many of our perceptions and expectations are based on or even originate from media, including television. Since we utilize television for news and entertainment, it is important to examine its content. Specifically, this study examines delivery and reception in two television medical dramas - “ER” and “Chicago Hope.” Within delivery, a physician provides news concerning a patient’s health, and reception pertains to a patient’s response to a physician’s diagnosis. From watching these television programs, viewers may develop expectations and personal scripts that effect personal decision-making and perceptions in real-life medical encounters. However, depending on the ...


Storybook Reading And The Speech Language Pathologist: A Fundamental Partnership For Speech And Language Intervention, Angela Crume Apr 1998

Storybook Reading And The Speech Language Pathologist: A Fundamental Partnership For Speech And Language Intervention, Angela Crume

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Because of the relationship between speech and language delays and reading difficulties, speech-language pathologists should be encouraged to include elements of reading in their therapy with preschoolers. By using such activities, speech-language pathologists should observe an increase in the language and speech abilities of their clients, regardless of the children's present abilities. Reading can be included in the context of therapy in various ways, but the most efficient way is to design thematic units with correlated prereading and postreading activities.


Mental Health Parity: 1998 National And State Perspectives, Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe, Ann C. Taylor Mar 1998

Mental Health Parity: 1998 National And State Perspectives, Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe, Ann C. Taylor

Ardis Hanson

The federal Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 requires insurers to offer the same benefits for mental disorders and substance abuse as they would for physical disorders, including any annual or lifetime limitations and restrictions placed upon such coverage. To date, twenty states across the nation have enacted parity laws for mental health and/or substance abuse benefits. This report summarizes the essential issues facing the state of Florida in the development of state mental health parity legislation, including an examination of the experiences of other states, a look at potential benefits, and a discussion of the impact of managed ...


Mental Health Parity: 1998 National And State Perspectives, Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe, Ann C. Taylor Feb 1998

Mental Health Parity: 1998 National And State Perspectives, Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard Coe, Ann C. Taylor

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

The federal Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 requires insurers to offer the same benefits for mental disorders and substance abuse as they would for physical disorders, including any annual or lifetime limitations and restrictions placed upon such coverage. To date, twenty states across the nation have enacted parity laws for mental health and/or substance abuse benefits. This report summarizes the essential issues facing the state of Florida in the development of state mental health parity legislation, including an examination of the experiences of other states, a look at potential benefits, and a discussion of the impact of managed ...


I Hate My Voice: Coming To Terms With Bodily Stigmas, Carolyn Ellis Dec 1997

I Hate My Voice: Coming To Terms With Bodily Stigmas, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

This article presents a narrative, autoethnographic, theoretical account of the public and private negotiation of “minor bodily stigmas,” which are mild physical “imperfections” that make us fear we stand out and might be rejected. To examine the situated complexity of stigmatized identity, I tell a story that shows concrete interactional details of an episode in which minor bodily stigmas evolved into a significant topic of conversation between strangers. My personal narrative explores the felt experience of minor bodily stigmas from the perspective of the experiencing and interacting holder. Thus, my work problematizes Erving Goffman's sociological approach to stigmas, which ...