50% of the equation

Forbes (?!?!) covers Pat Deegan's efforts to empower mental health patients by guiding them into playing a larger role in their care decisions and participating in their health care records. ...I realized that we are at an important point in the history of medicine. Paper medical records are being replaced by digitized information organized into Electronic Health Records (EHRs). … Continue reading 50% of the equation

The medical model and recovery

Yesterday's post about the disease model and recovery got me thinking about complaints that treatment is not medical enough. It's worth noting that mental health treatment has a medical model and these patients believe it's been harmful to them. What they want is something more like the holistic lifestyle approach, peer support and talk therapy that one … Continue reading The medical model and recovery