In February 1981, R. Penchansky and J. W. Thomas co-authored a publication titled “The concept of access: definition and relationship to consumer satisfaction.” The document was an attempt to describe the “fit” between a patient and the healthcare system using specific...
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As someone whose Spanish vocabulary is embarrassingly limited, it is peculiar that this phrase immediately jumped to mind when deciding to write this month’s column. It was a phrase that someone I knew in the late 1970s named Zack used whenever he added a gratuity at restaurants...
The state of mental health in America is in crisis and was in crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the National Institutes of Health, pre-pandemic:
- 1 in 5 Americans suffered from a mental disorder each year,
- 1 in 17 suffered from a serious mental disorder each...
Turning Awareness into Action (Jim Szyperski)
May is upon us, which means it’s Mental Health Month again. I think back to last May when we were still early into the pandemic’s onslaught on our collective brains. The stress, fear, and anxiety of a pandemic; the quarantine and...