Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Digital Stories from People who Live with Serious Diseases

Narratives of personal experience are an important addition to consumer health service. Here's once such source:

Digital Stories from People who Live with Serious Diseases: "

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/09/10/health/Patient_Voices.html

In Patient Voices, The New York Times features digital first person stories of the challenges patients face as they cope with various health issues, including mental illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, and Type II Diabetes. Health Guides and blogs on each topic are offered. A great example of using first-person stories and media to improve health.

[New Routes E-mail Digest] September 27, 2010 http://newroutes.org/node/38216]

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