Patient Centered Care Still Struggling


Jung in Memories, Dreams, Reflections writes of the mentally ill, “What actually takes place inside the mentally ill?”

I would think that a normal procedural question. At least in Jung’s day, it was not. Individuals didn’t matter. More important to collect data. “Patients were labeled, rubber-stamped with a diagnosis, and, for the most part, that settled the matter.”

In nursing homes today, patient centered care is just beginning. Not just for mental disorders, but for disorders of the trunk and limbs as well.

Jung adds, ” Freud introduced psychology to psychiatry.”

And I though I was a late bloomer.

2 thoughts on “Patient Centered Care Still Struggling

  1. Marilyn Armstrong April 19, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    It is not even standard between personal physicians and their patients. It’s all about the bottom line. Doctors are much more worried about getting sued than about patient care. It’s made them into a bunch of nervous wusses.

    • fictionfitz April 20, 2014 / 6:20 am

      We should be like the movie line, “I’m not going to take it anymore.” What can writers do?

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