If you have read some of my previous posts or followed me on Twitter it is likely you have seen my “jigsaw” diagram in its various incarnations. I drew it, initially, to try and understand the relationships/causes between the various conditions I have ended up with. It then dawned on me that it would a good way of showing a new doctor or surgeon the complexity of my case on just a single page. This first illustration is an early version.
I attached it to a Tweet during a #patientchat to illustrate how I like to communicate. The very positive response that I received from both patients and doctors was very gratifying. There were a number of requests for the template I used. I have therefore removed the text that was specific to my case and saved the file in both the original Keynote format and a Powerpoint format.
If you click on the links below you will be able to download the appropriate file. Please feel free to use them however you wish. I hope you find it useful and would be grateful if you could credit me if you use it.
…and then someone set me the challenge of making an interactive version. Taking the initial, simple diagram I added many more “nodes” that when clicked would open up the relevant documents or test results.
The link below will take you to an web based version. It was not too difficult to set up but needed a knowledge of “mapping”. The most time consumng part was redacting personal details from the documents.