Maternal health outcomes in the United States are a significant concern, particularly among black and Hispanic women. To address these issues, patients need to be aware of their options and take proactive steps to prioritize their health.
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Disparities in How Patients are Listened to and What Patients Can Do to Speak Up
Disparities in how patients are listened to and what patients can do to speak up As a patient, you expect …
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Make your health choices with confidence
An advance directive is a legally signed document, in which you specify how you want your medical decisions to be made if you are in a situation where you cannot make such decisions yourself
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.
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.
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.