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Episode 217 - Kimberly Washington: Therapeutic Patient Navigation: Filling the Gaps for Clients with Neurodegenerative Disorders

Interviewer: Louanne Bakk, PhD

Monday, June 05, 2017, 9:26:00 AM

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In this episode, our guest Kimberly Washington of the St. Jude's Project at Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C. discusses her "Therapeutic Patient Navigation" community-based project. She describes how this evidence-based intervention was developed to fill the gaps in services that support patients with Parkinson's, Huntington's, and Alzheimer's diseases.

Kimberly Washington, LICSW, LCSW, is the program clinical manager for the St. Jude's Project at Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C. Ms. Washington began her social work career focusing on interventions with HIV-positive clients. She later transitioned her focus to the aging population, working with both patients and caregivers to create treatment plans that would assist them in managing Alzheimer's and various forms of dementia. Through the St. Jude's Project, Ms. Washington has developed a model of social work service delivery that is comprehensive and community-based, meeting the complex needs of patients with neurodegenerative disorders.

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