A year ago I had a creative moment to launch a new site, a new brand, and a new endeavor called Good Fucking Healthcare Advice. I found the inspiration during a #HCLDR tweet chat in which I made the comment that “…healthcare needs to shut up and fucking listen more.”
The inspiration came from one of my favorite sites that I use often to help generate my own creativity. The site is called: Good Fucking Design Advice. (link here)
I wrote a letter to Brian Buirge and Jason Bacher and shared my idea with the both of them. To combine my healthcare industry knowledge with their take on design advice and inject a bit of disruption into healthcare.
To my delight, Jason took the time to respond to me.
Jason encouraged me to take the idea and run with it.
“…feel free to use GFDA’s advice, change it, sculpt it, and to incorporate it into healthcare and make it my own. Just as long as I respect where the advice comes from, it is there for the world to use.”
So with that, I am launching a new series of brief posts, with advice, and images to be used in healthcare.
The posts, the advice, and the images are for all of us.
Whether you are a person living in a community that may need to use healthcare, a current patient, or an allied health professional, the advice is for anyone impacted or touched by healthcare.
It is for those of us that give a damn about other people. Those of us that believe healthcare begins and ends with the person in front of us. Those of us that want to put the Me back into Medicine.
I can’t force you to do anything. The choice to read, share, care, and make a dent in the universe is your own. The choice between love or fear is on you. The choice to stop and fucking listen to patients is yours.
I choose to lead by example.
I pick myself.
I share my voice because it matters.
Healthcare should only be fucking scaled by the N of 1.
As always you can feel free to email me at email@example.com or follow me on Twitter @cancergeek