By Brooke Strickland
By Brooke Strickland
Unbiased, reliable and respectable reviews and news reports are what we need and what people want. Yet, journalists almost always bring biases to their reporting. And we, as humans, as consumers, and patients, have a tendency to be biased. After all, from a young age, we're taught to be independent, form opinions, and not to stay shy. We're taught that we should vocalize what we think, not holding it in for ourselves, but sharing it. Yet, our opinions often come with a set of biases and attitudes. They may be rational to us, but irrational to others. So, with this in mind, it's almost impossible to have unbiased news or presentation of facts.
Yet, people start looking for review websites that are reliable, and they look for unbiased information centers. Review websites have taken the Internet by storm, giving people a real voice to say exactly what they want. They give people the opportunity to get on their soapbox and stay there. But are these people always giving credible reviews, or are they going off on tangents, stating their own biases, or even giving false reviews in order to build a competitor's business?
You may ask, is unbiased communication of facts even possible? It's possible. With verified, non-biased review sites, intelligent, discerning-minded people that are concerned about their health and the welfare of their family and friends have the opportunity to read truly unbiased and impartial reviews so they can make up their own minds, whether it's financial, health-related while looking for a new doctor's practice, or shopping at a new retail establishment. Giving people the most accurate tools possible to make these types of decisions is important. No one wants to be a puppet, just sitting there, letting everyone speak for them or make important decisions for them ñ especially important ones that are related to their health. And more importantly, as people receiving healthcare now or for their kids who will someday be making decisions for their own healthcare, a verified system in place that offers the reliability, accuracy, and unbiased reports of doctors that will be treating them is a necessity.
Transparency is what people are coming to expect. And soon, this is what they'll demand!