Monday, December 5, 2011

Be The Voice

Be the Voice - for those who have no voice. This is the slogan for an ad for the World Wildlife Fund. It is incredible that so few words can say so much.

Many people who live in pain also feel that they have no voice. They feel powerless in the face of constant pain and powerless in their ability to get the help the need.

Health professionals have power. They know the system and have the energy to fight for what their patients need. Let's use this power to do the best work we can. Let's use this power to care. Let's use this power to put our opinions on paper to help validate the true needs of people who live every day in pain.

We can make a difference. I see it every day.

Caring IS good medicine. Thank you to the late Bill Moyers for his wise words.

Yours with care - Michael

1 comment:

  1. I write a blog as well as advocate for women in pain awareness. Hopefully my voice and that of our members is heard past the pages of my site and group.
    I was also lucky enough to be invited by Linda Misek Falcoff to be involved with her in helping to have chronic pain be recognized under 'invisible disabilities' in the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
    Thank you for your post. Little by little our voices are getting louder and louder and soon hopefully, loud enough that we cannot continue to be ignored.
    Thank you.

    Carol Jay Levy, B.A., CH.t
    author A PAINED LIFE, a chronic pain journey
    Women In Pain Awareness group!/groups/111961795481256/
    accredited to the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    member U.N. NGO group, Persons With Disabilities