May 23, 2021
Healthcare should be equitable and accessible for everyone, but what exactly is equitable access to healthcare? Access is the ability to seek healthcare. The ability to physically connect and to pay for healthcare. Most importantly, access is the ability to engage with healthcare. Open and honest communication with patients is key. Empower people to make decisions about their own care, finding a way to communicate even if in a non-traditional way. The reality is, a lot of clinicians live and work with disabilities themselves, yet healthcare is void of a system that caters to everyone. It is really important as clinicians, to not just look at the numbers but to look at the patient as a whole. We need to come together and reinvent how we deliver healthcare – to suit everyone.
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