PfaM (Patients for a Moment) is a patient-centered blog carnival (a sort of blog promotion event) that revolves entirely around the patients, started by Duncan Cross. The aim of this event is to “build connections within the community of people who blog about illness, disease, and disability. This includes doctors, nurses, caregivers, even policy wonks – but especially patients.”
Unfortunately, Duncan no longer has the time to commit to the endeavour, so in his place Leslie (http://gettingclosertomyself.blogspot.com/), is taking over his position. Feel free to get in contact with her a firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, questions you may have, or letting me know if you’d like to host a future edition of PFaM.
We are always on the lookout for suitable questions to be submitted. Every edition – starting in 2010 – begins with the host asking questions about the illness; the archives have a number of previous questions if you want to take a look. All submissions must aim to answer the question and it is the decision of the host to delegate what answer is best, but usually they’re not too strict.
We decided this format was best, as it is the most conducive to sparking conversation and dialogue among patients.
It goes without saying that anybody who wishes to answer a question is more than welcome to do so. It is not only confined to the healthcare professionals in attendance.
To submit a qustion, send to the host
1. Your name (as it should appear)
2. The name of your blog
3. Your post’s title
4. Your post’s URL
You can get their email address from their blog
For further information see http://patientsforamoment.blogspot.com/p/submission-guidelines.html where contact details of all involved are available.