Today Asthma + Lung Uk launched their campaign End the Lung Health Lottery. They have collected data which has been analysed and the results are shocking. Depending on where you live in the UK will depend on your lung health outcomes. If you live in an area of higher deprivation the higher the chance that… Continue reading Lung Health Lottery
Worries of being a patient advocate
Patient advocates seem to give off this impression of being fearless, great speakers and always knowing the right thing to say. I often looked patient advocates and admired their confidence and strength for the work they do. I still do. It has only been in the last few years that I have really identified as… Continue reading Worries of being a patient advocate
Being a Health Advocate
and how does it differ around the world?? Last April I was in Dallas Texas attending the HealthEvoices (HeV) meeting. A meeting for health advocates to meet and learn from each other. I went out there thinking I knew what health advocacy was but I was wrong to some extent. A while back I put… Continue reading Being a Health Advocate
Its ok to cry
I hate crying. In fact Im not sure anyone would say they like to cry. It is an emotion relating to sadness and distress so one we never want to experience if possible (There is the odd occasion that laughter renders us crying in which case it's not so bad). I am not much of… Continue reading Its ok to cry
Are asthmatics who post on social media one reason why asthma is considered as “just asthma”?
How often do we read or hear that asthma is "just asthma" and an inhaler will fix it all. Everyone knows someone who has asthma but not everyone knows how bad asthma can be and that it kills people. 3 people die each day in the UK compared to the 10 across the United States.… Continue reading Are asthmatics who post on social media one reason why asthma is considered as “just asthma”?