How Can a Private Practice Healthcare Clinic Help Achieve Health Equity?

How Can a Private Practice Healthcare Clinic Help Achieve Health Equity?

Health equity means that patients’ social, economic, or cultural demographics do not determine their ability to access quality healthcare. While public clinics have made strides toward improving the accessibility of care, many private healthcare practices have overlooked simple ways to do their part in addressing this critical problem. What is health equity? The American Public...

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Is your practice accessible to those with speech & hearing impairments?

Is your practice accessible to those with speech & hearing impairments?

Healthcare practices are considered public accommodations – meaning that disabled individuals must be given equal opportunities to utilize your services as people without disabilities. To serve those with speech or hearing impairments, practices should have auxiliary services or devices available for use by their visitors and patients. Read on to learn about the legal requirements...

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How to Obtain Informed Consent from Non-English Speaking Patients

How to Obtain Informed Consent from Non-English Speaking Patients

Patients who feel that they received treatment to which they didn’t consent may feel betrayed by their providers and distrustful of the medical system.  This does patients and providers a disservice, and it undermines the patient’s dominion over his/her body. "Patient autonomy" isn't a buzzword; it's a...

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How Physical Therapy Changed My Life in Just 15 Days

How Physical Therapy Changed My Life in Just 15 Days

More times than I can count, I’ve been asked: “How long did it take for you to start feeling better?”  I met Sandy, my physical therapist, when I was wheelchair-bound and in constant, horrific pain.  So, I’m sharing this journal entry, written 15 days after meeting Sandy.

And to answer the question: It took less than 15...

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