Sir James Clark Building,
Abbey Mill Business Centre,
Paisley, PA1 1TJ
Tel: 0141 561 7217
As a healthcare professional you know so much about your patient. You know their name, their personal details, their health conditions, who they live with and much more. What do we as patients know about our healthcare professionals? The answer is often absolutely nothing, sometimes it seems not even their names. The balance of power is very one-sided in favour of the healthcare professional.
Getting to know people’s names is part of building good working relationships with both patients and other colleagues. It is the first rung on the ladder to providing compassionate care and often getting the simple things right, means the more complex things will follow more easily and naturally.
Dr Kate Granger created the #hellomynameis campaign. If you support this idea please download a #hellomynameis name card, add your name and send in a photograph of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to the Secretariat. BAPO would like to create a collage of images that will be put onto YouTube to promote this campaign and our profession.
Please share with your fellow Prosthetists and Orthotists to see how many pledges we can get!