Between 2 and 12 million people may have decided not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 due to misinformation they encountered about the shots. This statistic highlights a problem that many case managers have encountered firsthand when working with patients: medical misinformation and disinformation.
You’ve likely heard of social determinants of health. But healthcare systems and policymakers have coined a number of other terms for similar concepts. This mishmash of terminology is a potential threat to making progress on these issues.
Palliative care is a phrase that may strike fear and confusion in patients and their family members because it’s commonly associated with hospice. But the true definition of palliative care is specialized support and treatment for people living with a serious illness.