Grants talk:IdeaLab/Revisiting health articles

Latest comment: 5 years ago by Ftrotter

@Shaimaa Abdellatif: hello, Revisiting health articles is about content. But the subject WP Community health has nothing to do with medicine.But you may be interested in Grants:IdeaLab/Assembly line editing. --Havang(nl) (talk) 10:04, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

This is two ideas merged into one and they are both somewhat problematic. The first is to revisit the articles, but that is happening all the time already with the two referenced wikiprojects. The second is to recommend specific institutions. The complexities involved with vetting and endorsing healthcare providers internationally is a tremendously complex topic and difficult to do in a fair and safe way. It is is as complex a project as writing an encyclopedia because hidden inside is the difficult topics of "how can we tell if the medical skill that this person possesses is legitimate" and that holds the issue of "how can we tell if medical skill is legitimate".

A much simpler version of this, something like "Know when to reach out for medical care" or more specifically, "when do a dial 911 for help, vs when do I dial 211 for help" (which is actually a difficult enough problem on its own due to international differences in the 911/211 equivalents in various countries.) might be doable.

--Ftrotter (talk) 19:56, 2 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

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