Dear loyal readers:
After nearly three years of blogging at American Healthcare, I’m fresh out of inspiration. It’s time for a several-month break and for a chance to consider things other than capitation, management and healthcare policy.
I’ll still be writing though: for the past couple of months I’ve been puttering on a manuscript that I hope to get published in late 2017. This book will be a work of nonfiction, an adaptation of a blog I maintained while working as an emergency physician overseas.
My two professional passions have always been healthcare policy/ management and global health/ tropical medicine. As a younger doctor I studied tropical medicine, disaster medicine and public health before completing a global health fellowship based in the developing world. I haven’t used this knowledge much over recent years, and miss it. I’m excited to return to my roots for the next several months.
Let’s see what kind of writing emerges: I’m not a trained writer by any means, but was inspired by an interview with the author Cheryl Strayed, who noted:
Success in the arts can be measured only by your ability to say yes to this question: “Did I do the work I needed to do, and did I do it like a motherfucker?”