Monday, May 23, 2011

The Postmodern age of healthcare

Social media and our perceptions through this postmodern era have changed how we view medicine.

I was thinking a bit more after reading this article:

It's true, in the age of the internet we no longer go to the neighborhood doctor and never think twice about a diagnosis. Now, there's so much more information for patients to arm themselves with, and also more options to check out who offers the best care. This is particularly important when it comes to therapy.

No longer is medicine the ivory tower it used to be, we trust information, not what someone in authority necessarily says.

That doesn't mean be an idiot and ignore your doctor, but it does mean you can shop around when it comes to finding a therapist that you like.

1 comment:

  1. The only people who are idiots are those who DON'T shop around for have no idea how tired I am of folks placing these mere humans on pedestals, but as someone who has been involved in teaching allopathic physicians (M.D.s) in their first two years of medical school, I'm fully aware of the idiotic reasons most go into the profession to begin with (and no, it has nothing to do with benevolence/helping humankind).