I attended an event called HealthCamp a couple of years ago and was impressed by its awesomeness. So much so that I’d like to run one too – an UnConference where the attendees decide what is most important to talk about – then talk about it. It’s the Parent Grand Rounds idea with a modern…
I read a great article recently about brainstorming, in the late January issue of The New Yorker. Groupthink: The brainstorming myth., by Jonah Lehrer, is about how, despite its popularity as a corporate creativity booster, ‘brainstorming’ is not a terribly creative exercise.
Since I posted the original idea for parent ‘grand rounds’, much dialogue has taken place! I’m sure no one will be surprised to learn that there is strong support from us regular folks… so I’d like to share some of the (generalized) responses I’ve received from some professionals with whom I’ve corresponded.
I had a thought recently, while speaking at a pediatric conference here in Toronto. I looked around at the attendees–chatting, sharing notes, comparing stories and anecdotes, listening to presenters delivering the latest research and case studies. Why, I thought, do parents and patients not do this?