Monday, April 28, 2008

WELCOME TO THE MITSS PATIENT AND FAMILY BLOG

It seems that everyone is jumping onto the bandwagon these days and publishing a blog. One can’t argue with the rationale -- the internet gives a small non-profit, like MITSS, an enormous (and free) reach that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. We didn’t want to blog just for the sake of blogging, though, and decided to take a good look at what we hoped to achieve.Our goal is that the MITSS patient and family blog will serve as a place where open and honest dialogue is encouraged, but respectfully engaged in. We would like to explore the sharing of ideas, personal experiences, and information about when things go wrong in healthcare. We’re hoping that visitors can come away feeling less isolated and alone, armed with some good information, and feeling supported along their journey of healing.

Our most sincere hope, though, is that at its very heart and soul, the MITSS patient and family blog will foster a community of support for patients and family members dealing with medical errors and bad medical outcomes. Lofty goals – we know!!! And, to be totally honest, we’re not sure where this is all going to lead! So, we embark on this journey together. Let us know what’s on your mind, what you’d like to talk about, and what we can do to make this blog better.

With warm regards,
Linda Kenney


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7 comments:

  1. Congratulations, MITSS!!! What an exciting event. You are now in the blogging world. Best of luck!

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  2. I eagerly look forward to participating in this new online community! What a great way to reach out to people throughout the US who have been affected by an unexpected medical outcome and bring their voices and experiences together under one "roof".

    Jane

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  3. This is a great community. Thank you.

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  4. Linda,
    Welcome to the blogoshpere! What a great place for patients and families to share stories and ideas for improvement. I'll have a few others link to your site for more traffic. Good luck!
    ~dale

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  5. maureen bisognanoMay 1, 2008 at 11:17 PM

    Congratulations, Linda and Rick, for this online site, and for all you do for patients, families and caregivers!

    Maureen

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  6. As a pt who has been helped and supported by the enitre mitss team and philosophy I can only view the begining of this blog as another wonderful way to communicate with each other. To anyone who reads this and has experienced a unexpected medical or surgical event please reach out you are not alone.

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  7. Beth, thanks for your informative blog. Sounds like your attending helped on the road to healing and now to spread the information to us also helps the reader know we have a lot to do but it has begun. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience.

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