Healthcare today seems to center on physical care, often relying on advanced diagnostics
DQ 5: Healthcare today seems to center on physical care, often relying on advanced diagnostics with highly specialized clinicians needed to administer it—and as
quickly as possible. In fact, many procedures are being performed “same day” that were unthinkable a few decades back. While these advancements help a hospital’s
bottom line with rapid thru-put for physical procedures, let’s think about psychiatry as a healthcare crisis that requires considerably more time and specialization to
realize results. Do you believe that psychiatric and psychological disorders are becoming destigmatized, and consequently being given the same attention by providers
(insurance and facilities) as physical ailments? Should mental health be equal to physical health as a social responsibility? Does the PPACA (Affordable Care Act)
offer balance in this situation? Explain.