The rise in telehealth use is giving healthcare workers an unprecedented look into patients’ homes and, therefore, social factors that affect their health.
Since May 10 through May 16 is National Women’s Health Week in the U.S., the observance reminds us that while we’re busy drilling down to the unique needs of each individual patient, it’s important to remember that gender also impacts how we respond to medications.
To celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12, we examine how today’s nurses leverage their skills to play an even broader role, coordinating care delivered by their own team and across a patient’s other providers.
As care providers, we must remember that many conditions have proven to be more prevalent and severe to people of certain heritages, which is why HHS’ Office of Minority Health (OMH) was formed, and why it marks April as National Minority Health Month.
Especially this year with the physical, financial and emotional impact of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s a particularly apt time to consider the effects of stress on our well-being, and some steps to manage it as effectively as possible.
Though some patients are less than diligent in taking their medications, many more are right on top of things. They take their meds on time and refill their prescriptions before they run out. But even if people are eating right, they may not take into consideration what impact even the best diet — let alone the worst — can have on their medications’ effectiveness.