At least 18 hospitals serving rural Texas communities have closed since 2013. More are in trouble.
Texas Standard For December 24, 2018
There are ripple effects when a rural hospital shuts down. Its health care professionals often leave the community, and so do the pharmacists. All of it can lead to health care deserts. But it’s not just physical health care that’s problematic in rural communities. Texas is also facing an enormous shortage of psychiatrists, especially outside of the big cities. It’s not all bad news, though. The state is also home to some great innovators, and we’ll introduce you to some of them. All that and more on this special “Spotlight on Health” edition of the Texas Standard.
More people are aware of toxic stress in children – but adults who’ve been living with the effects of adverse childhood experiences have had to navigate a system that isn’t well equipped for them.
Psychologist and author of “Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors” says patients expect a lot of physicians these days because medicine is so advanced, but it would help everyone to remember doctors’ humanity.