Diversity and Inclusion Is Vital in Clinical Trials

The common assumption in any clinical trial process is that the investigators use data from a small sample group to generalize the findings to the broader population. In recent years, there have been campaigns towards the systematic adoption of the diversity and inclusion concept

Rare Disease and Advocacy among Underserved Populations and Patients in the US

Despite advancements in science and medicine, under 5% of known rare diseases have FDA-approved treatments. For the rest, the reality is that some will have to get palliative care while others will just treat the symptoms to get the disease to remission.

The trauma of being a child caregiver to an LEP patient

The “American Dream” should not be dictated by the burdens of translating for a family or loved one. It is not a responsibility for any child to be in this position, and yet countless children still have the responsibility to be a “good child who is helping out their parents.”

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Patients and their understandings of the American Healthcare System

The system has become so complex that it not only defies understanding but leads to analysts themselves becoming ensnared in its web, adopting its “logic” and language as the only way to make sense of at least some of the system’s features

Covid19 Illuminates Communication Barriers for LEP Patients in the U.S

Unfortunately, when patients and doctors don’t speak the same language, patients face incredible difficulty understanding treatments. This results in more healthcare resources being used than required due to more readmissions, more testing, and more extended periods of hospital stays.

Medical-debt in New York: What patients can do to fight back

In many neighborhoods that are underserved already hospitals are trying to close or buy a hospital that’s not doing very well and then shut it down. Or they’ll say we’re going to close the maternity ward or the emergency room, things like that, that has a huge impac

The Dilemma of Mental Health Among Young Adults During Covid

Mental health awareness has become a much more normalized issue post covid considering most of the population experienced first-hand effects of a quarantined nation attempting to continue the course of academics and professional life.

Tips you can use to stay out of or reduce your medical debt burden

Whipping out your credit card should not be the first instinct when it comes to medical bills. For one, paying with a card exposes you to interest rate issues on the card and can result in a lower credit score if you carry the debt for a long time.

Do More than “No Harm”

A 2018 report from USA Today found that the U.S. has among the highest risk to delivering mothers to experience deadly or near-death injuries. Not for unpreventable reasons, but due to skipped safety procedures such as failure to track blood loss.

Complex Care: Discussing Patient Values with Health Professionals

Patient Values might sound like a moralistic term, but it encompasses much more than just a belief system. It refers to any factor that affects how a patient feels about their healthcare options.

Including Patient Voices

Patient engagement is the practice of integrating patient input into healthcare decisions and discussions. This can occur on an individual level to improve specific care, or it can be applied to the industry. Many caretakers already implement this into their daily routines.

Health is Not a Universal Language

Many immigrants seek out doctors that accommodate their language and culture. The problem is that those doctors aren’t always equipped to identify and treat serious illnesses.

Transforming the traditional doctor-patient relationship with effective communication

The doctor-patient relationship is the core element of the healthcare system. A fundamental dynamic of the patient-provider relationship includes effective communication.

Hearing Cancer

The shock of a cancer diagnosis can have a significant impact on your mental health in addition to impacting your physical well-being. That’s why it is important to know what disorders the psyche of a cancer patient undergoes, how the mental state affects treatment, and why cancer patients need psychological help and other socioeconomic support.

Rare Diseases And Healthcare Disparities

Health administrators deal with a variety of actual cases of health inequities every day, which have lately been made worse by the intervention of rare diseases. Increasing their knowledge and expertise can assist them in identifying long-term solutions that will help underserved populations, and lower the impacts of health disparities.