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Monday, December 13, 2010

How Would YOU Solve an Identity Problem for Patients Who Can't Speak?


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A very sad issue has affected many people in Philadelphia:
After Months of Searching, Family Finds Woman in Philly Hospital.

The lack of personal effects that identify a person too ill to speak for themselves is a problem that can be avoided. Medical ID bracelets and necklaces are reasonable solutions. They can be worn 24/7, even in the bath or shower.

I wonder, though, if you have other good ideas for preventing the impossibility of identifying someone in a similar medical crisis.

Embedded computer chips, something along the lines of what pet dogs receive in their ears do not appeal to many people afraid of them for some reason or another. Tattoos are not a solution for people who avoid them for health, esthetic or religious reasons.

What solutions can you think of? Let me know and please share your name when you post comments below.

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