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.
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
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.
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
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.”
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.