Saturday, May 22, 2010

Calling All Healthcare Professional Bloggers!

I am writing a new book and am looking for stories told from all perspectives of the healthcare system.

I am looking for stories from healthcare professionals about a time when the healthcare system protocols provided a barrier for you to perform the best patient care. I want to know how it made you feel as a professional.

More generally, I am looking for any professional's account of the emotional experience of caring for sick and dying. As examples, I want to learn more about how you cope, what ticks you off and how you grieve.

I'm not looking for new pieces necessarily, I am hoping you will let me publish something from your blog alongside your blog address.

Please spread the word to the healthcare professional bloggers you know. Thanks!!

1 comment:

UA-communication-research said...


My name is David Keating and I am a student at the University of Arizona. I am working with Dr. Steve Rains, who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. We are conducting a study about blogging and health and would greatly appreciate it if you would complete our survey. We found your blog by conducting a general search for blogs about health. We would like to know more about your experience blogging.

Our survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. To participate, you must be (a) 18 years of age or older and (b) have made a blog entry in the past 30 days.

If you meet these requirements and would like to participate, please click the link below. The study will be conducted online and the link will take you to the first webpage of the survey.

[Note: You may copy and paste the address directly into your web browser (i.e., Internet Explorer) to access the study.]

If you have any questions or concerns about the study, you may contact Dr. Rains at:

Thanks for your consideration!

Best Regards,

David Keating
David Keating
Department of Communication
University of Arizona