Every year I write this disclaimer.
I believe in protecting patient’s and staff privacy.
I do not include details that make it clear or easy to figure out which patient or staff member I am talking about.
I do not use names.
And if I do, they are changed.
I change ages.
I change gender.
I change details such as which limb is fractured.
I change details such as which surgery is performed.
I change a lot.
So that, if you knew where I worked, you could not figure out who I am talking about.
I discuss issues that impact healthcare broadly.
I do swear sometimes.
But mainly to make am emphatic point.