The health sector today has undergone a lot of changes and diversification, especially with the increasing use of current technology (Monegain, 1). Doctors and physicians have also changed too especially in the way that they offer their services to the public. Medical schools have also evolved in the way that they train and bring up qualified health professionals.
The issue of conflict between health care provision and service quality has been of concern to the health professions and the society as a whole. This is because; the society claims that some of the health care professionals are mainly motivated by incomes and not by the urge to serve the society. Thus, the health care sector has evolved in the sense that; some of the physicians start clinics and medical facilities using their licenses when they have very little experience. While in the olden days doctors and nurses had to gain experience before they could start their own medical facility, currently all that an individual needs is a license to show that he or she has the skills and the capability to treat a patient. This has caused many physicians to start medical facilities with the aim of making a profit out of their services (Harris, 1).
Evolution in the health sector is also characterized by racial discrimination and inequality. Health professions should be indifferent to all their patients despite the patient's racial background. However, today doctors treat their patients differently leading to unequal provision of services. Studies show that racial and ethnic minorities end up receiving inferior quality of health care services (Stryer, Weinick & Clancy, 15). While previously healthcare provision mainly focused on equality of services, the rate of increase in disparities of late is alarming. Thus, healthcare professions have also been affected by the issue of racial discrimination (Leary, 1).
The issue of struggle in the work place has also greatly evolved. This is majorly due to the increase in population. Increased population implies an increase in the number of patients and consequently, an increase in the doctors' workload. Thus, most of the health professionals end up spending long hours at work without sufficient breaks. This leads to fatigue and consequently, poor provisions of services to patients. Thus, when the workplace duties are many, they affect the quality of health care services.
Evolution of health care services can also be experienced due to the issue of increase in health disparities. Health professionals are not fulfilling their duty of social responsibility because; the whole society does not receive equal health care services. Studies have shown that; the rich receive better health care services as compared to the poor. To emphasis on the same, a study conducted recently showed that the death rate among the poor is higher than that of the rich. This was mainly owed to receipt of poor quality services. Thus, the health sector has evolved and become more financially than socially oriented (Stryer, Weinick & Clancy, 20).
The roles of both physicians and nurses have increased due to the increase in the number of people of people requiring attention at the health care unit. Physicians and nurses also need to maintain good working relationships among each in order to improve their relations with the patients (Wolf, 1). This brings in the issue of the relationship between patients and physicians. In the modern days, patients spent very limited time with their doctors and thus, the lack of attention leads to poor quality services. Ina addition, most of the health professionals rarely follow up on their patients due to the commitment to a large number of duties.
In conclusion, it is therefore, clear that health provision has been affected by a number of factors, leading to a change in the way that health professionals provide their services. However, the number of health professionals should be increased in order to increase the quality of services.