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.