Problems that healthcare professionals facing nowadays and in the “golden age”

Problems that healthcare professionals facing nowadays and in the “golden age”

As an entering health care professional in the 21st century United States, the context in which you will be working is complex, with many problem areas. How will this complexity affect your work as a healthcare professional in the future, and how would it have differed if you were entering the health care field in the middle of the “golden age” (1940s-1950s) or in the 1850s-1890s when medicine had low professional status? Issues such as checklists/patient safety, chronic disease management, palliative care/”Being Mortal,” and overdiagnosis/expansion of disease definitions would be good ones to discuss.