Welcome to our Weekly Roundup, bringing you a compilation of articles we’ve come across recently to help you stay up to date on some of the latest healthcare news.
This week’s roundup includes stories about how virtual reality is changing healthcare, the “financial toxicity” of cancer, and the need for a deeper appreciation of “the person behind the patient.”
- Fascinating advances in virtual reality are changing the future of healthcare for providers and patients.
- A new study by the World Health Organization reports the global percentage of people suffering from diabetes has almost doubled since 1980.
- Avoiding discussion of cancer treatment costs contributes to the burden of “financial toxicity” on patients’ physical and mental health.
- A critique of the “minute clinic” model examines how its rise has led to a gradual increase in overall healthcare spending.
- A Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School resident shares a poignant reflection on the worth of understanding patients as people.