This type of undertaking could use help from everyone in all areas: From the issues that the website addresses down to the reality of finding ideas to fund a site on a continual basis. How interactive will we be in our support, to what types of information we need to make available. Lets start with the basics:
A) We will support the idea of dignified care and offer information on how to approach your provider regarding that need and how to make it happen.
B) We will support the idea that dignified care means different things to different people. Not everyone seeks same-gendered care, but rather: mitigation of respectful care.
C) We will list facilities that do offer same-gender care options. We will also list facilities that do not in a non-reactive and responsible manner. Yes or no avoids liability and narrative as to our opinions about the property is inappropriate.
D) We will explain Patient Rights, HIPAA, and JCAHO, and the differences on where to go if you believe you have had an inappropriate medical encounter.
E) We will publish a handout that people can take with them to their provider in order to make these discussions easier and stay on focus.
F) We will not publish slanderous remarks or anonymous examples of poor care. We will not participate in bigotry due to race, gender, or sexual orientation.
So...where would we like to start?