Category: The Sociology of Injury

Do Financially Compensated Patients Differ?

In the January (2000) issue of American Journal of Pain Management (Vol. 11, No. 1, pp 21-29) Drs. Girondo and Clark, both Veterans Administration Hospital psychologists, found that family income, total pain sites, and pain hospitalizations were more frequent in those who were on workers_ compensation and those involved in lawsuits regarding their pain. Also, …

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Injured women more likely to become depressed

A significant number of women in the general population may have undiagnosed and untreated mood disorders and anxiety, a new study reports. Among an unselected group of gynecologic patients, Swedish researchers, reporting in the January issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, found 30% had a psychological disorder. Major depressive disorder was found …

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Assault Victims…and their recovery

There are work injuries that are the result of assault either by coworker or by someone committing a robbery. Husbands are the single greatest obstacle to recovery. They often feel their wife being assaulted impugned their masculinity. They have mobilized great anger, which they cannot adequately discharge. They are often blameful of those who attempt …

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America Today

Many of my patients are divorced and many have, or have had, sexual problems or conflicts. In 1997, there were 2.3 million marriages. Sixty percent of Americans were married at that time, 23% had never married, 9% were divorced, and 7% were widowed. Fifteen percent of Americans are single parents, 45% rely upon dual income …

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Satisfaction

Satisfaction for patient and provider: A survey in 2013 reported that: “An alarming 70% of those surveyed in a recent …
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Checkers

Checkers vs. Chess: “It may be difficult to trace the origins of healthcare becoming a competitive sport where doctors …
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Partial Malingering

A patient can have a valid disorder yet still be malingering (falsifying complaints for purposes of tangible gain). Malingering …
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