It is my honor and pleasure to host the next edition of the Patients for a Moment blog carnival here at Oh My Aches and Pains on July 6th.
Patients for a Moment is a patient-centered blog carnival with the goal of creating a patient blogger community. But participation isn't just limited to those living with illness. Behind every chronically ill person stands a team of medical professionals, friends and caregivers--even health care advocates and policy makers--and all are encouraged to participate!
This Edition's Theme
Since our next carnival happens around the USA 4th of July holiday, I'm asking you to submit a post on the theme of independence.
Let's face it: chronic illness can definitely be a challenge to a person's autonomy and self-reliance. So I want to hear about how chronic illness has impacted your self-sufficiency and ability to do things for yourself. So...
- As a person with disabilities, you might write about how chronic illness has decreased your independence and what steps you have taken to regain it.
- As an advocate, you might write about your efforts on behalf of persons living with disabilities to help them maintain their independence.
- As a medical professional, you might write about how you help your patients maintain their independence in the face of disabling medical problems.
Please send your submission by the end of the day on Sunday, July 3rd via email. You can find my email address by clicking Contact Selena here or at the top of my blog. In your email, please include: your name (as it should appear), your blog’s name, your post’s title and your post’s URL.
I truly look forward to reading all you submissions.