Conflicts of Patient-Caregiver Communication and Some Workable Solutions

Collins V. Conflicts of patient-caregiver communication and some workable solutions. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;23. Abstract Health communication is a central topic in public health, especially due to the Affordable Care Act and subsequent changes in insurance policies which affect caregivers and healthcare systems. Poor communication skills in life leads to a myriad of issues, in […]

In the Context of Palliative Care

Wee I. In the context of palliative care. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;23. Most, if not all, consultations often end with a sentence which sounds similar to the following, “I will be prescribing to you this list of medications….”. Evidently, medical practitioners, and medical students alike, are often most keen about the medications they prescribe […]

Modicare: A Universal Experience Gone Wrong

Prakash I. Modicare: a universal experience gone wrong. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22. Healthcare has often been placed at the backburner of public addresses and most often does not get the attention it deserves. A quick change to this fact comes from India’s prime minister Narendra Modi who launched a scheme in healthcare that has […]

CVS-Aetna Merger: Benefiting Consumers’ Health, If Not Their Pocketbooks

Gallori C. CVS-Aetna merger: benefitting consumers’ health, if not their pocketbooks. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22 In October 2018, the Justice Department gave preliminary approval for the merger of CVS Heath, a multi-billion dollar pharmacy company, and Aetna, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, two giants in a field that is rapidly consolidating.[1.Justice Department […]