In a world driven by consumerism, people in search of care are no longer viewed as patients, but as customers. They want to be more involved in their health, and, as recent studies have shown, patient outcomes improve when the patient and the doctor collaborate on future care regimens. Because of this, more and more healthcare practices are adopting a patient-centered method of care.
Genetics and family history play a large role in one’s overall well-being, but environmental factors such as where someone lives, learns, works, and plays, also affect a wide range of outcomes. These conditions are better known as the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), and clinicians must consider these when treating their patients.
Food insecurity is the lack of access to affordable and nutritious food. In the United States currently, 1 in 9 people struggle with hunger. Here are some ways how we can address and fix this issue:
COVID-19 has definitely put a damper many things including our mental health. 2021 is the year to focus on ourselves and our own happiness. Here’s 10 ways how:
How the COVID-19 pandemic effected acute care organizations, staff and patients.