Navigation Links
Handicapped healthcare to the disabled

There is an apparent difference in the healthcare treatment meted to those suffering mental health problems, and learning disabilities, a study has found.// An investigation of 8 million health records by the Disability Rights Commission has opened a can of worms.

The study spanning 18 months showed that the mentally ill have a propensity suffer other illness alongside, as compared to the rest of the people. This is due to the apathy of the healthcare system that doesn’t screen such patients appropriately, to treat a disease or illness before the condition worsens.

"The acid test of a national health service is not whether it works for those who are generally healthy, but whether it benefits those with the greatest risk," said DRC chairman, Bert Massie.

Getting physically ill because of neglect is a burning issue; when people with a mental health problem come for checkup they should ideally be screened for the prevalence of other diseases. The study labeled “diagnostic overshadowing” explains how any sign of illness is associated with a mental problem, so in effect the physical illness is not diagnosed, hence left untreated.

In addition, patients are disappointed with the bad attitude of the staff, general practitioners, and an overall difficulty in getting across to the system. The government is already acting on the study report, and is coming up with a plan to redress the problem


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. WHO report asks for improved healthcare for mother and child
2. Waiting list in British healthcare causing them to shell out a fortune!
3. Pensioner wins over a US healthcare giant
4. Canadians wait an eternity - Issues of a developed healthcare system.
5. Inaccurate reporting of child physical abuse by healthcare staff
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... recently awarded their highest five-star rating ... Millions of individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to ... correct vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal ... personalized through a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems ... offer a one size fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... to fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... fully customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits ... terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps ... slow progress toward their goal. , Research from reveals that ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to support ... as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016  MedSource announced today that it ... software solution of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates ... to their clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic ... establishes nowEDC as the EDC platform of choice ... clients.  "nowEDC has long been a preferred EDC ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... faced the many challenges of the current process. Many of ... option because of the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs ... would have to offer it at such a high cost ... to afford it. Dr. Parsa Zadeh , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... startling report released today, National Safety Council research shows ... plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. Prescription Nation ... the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, assigned a "Making ... , New Mexico , Tennessee ... states, three – Michigan , Missouri ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: