Can you explain your health concerns in 11 seconds? #11SecondChallenge
Can you do the #11SecondChallenge?
“I’m going to attempt the #11SecondChallenge to see if I can convey an issue to a doctor before getting cut off.”
“A recent study found that doctors listen to a patient’s concerns seconds before interrupting them.”
“This interruption occurs after the doctor asks the patient why they came in.”
“I’ve been having headaches and a few migraines over the last month. And I’m not completely sure what’s causing them.”
“Sometimes they’re on my left side and I’m very sensitive to noise- and that was 11 seconds.”
Using the hashtag, #11SecondChallenge, see if you can explain your health concerns in 11 seconds.
“So that’s not very long, at all.”
While this may be a fun challenge, make sure your doctors listen.
Advocate for your health.
And speak up if you feel you are being rushed or interrupted.