Choosing Wisely





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Published on Jun 24, 2014

Choosing Wisely - a parody of the infectious Pharrell Williams song "Happy" - choose wisely when it comes to making health care decisions and if you choose wisely it will make you happy.

James McCormack

Liam Styles Chang (Lead Vocals)
Shae Scotten (Background Vocals)
Check their band out at http://www.youtube.com/user/weareaivia
Check out their album "The Four Winds" at http://goo.gl/pBxW94

Purchased and downloaded from http://www.karaoke-versio.com
and written permission was obtained

The video is a mash-up of content from http://24hoursofhappy.com

Almost all images were purchased from shutterstock.com

CHOOSING WISELY - for spanish lyrics go to http://goo.gl/MsDYVw

It might seem crazy what I'm about to say
Less is more can often be the best way
There are tests, treatments and procedures you don't really need
While some are very useful, some at best mislead

Now we're choosing wisely
Body scans annual exams can do more harm than good
We're choosing wisely
Imaging for minor things may not give you the truth
We're choosing wisely
Antibiotics for a cold will do nothing but make you ill
We're choosing wisely
A routine screen for many things is often overkill

[Verse 2:]
You tell me you're worried you've got this and that, yeah,
Well, I truly care so don't hold it back, yeah,
But, from what I can see you'll be just fine, yeah,
You don't need that test, let's not waste our time
Here's why


We want to (wisely) keep you - free from harm
That test result (wisely) can - cause alarm
That treatment (wisely) can make you - feel run-down
That drug (wisely) could spin your head - round and round
I said (I want to keep you) (Wisely, wisely, wisely) - free from harm
(Wisely, wisely, wisely)
For that procedure you'll have to wear a - hospital gown
Doing nothing (wisely) can be your - lucky charm
I said

[Chorus 2x]

Hey, come on

Free from harm ... do the right thing ... (wisely)
Free from harm ... that dose is too high ... (wisely)
Free from harm ... use common sense ... (wisely)
Free from harm, I said (let me tell you now)

[Chorus 2x]

Copyright Issues
1. The original song is Happy by Pharrell Williams - one of the catchiest songs ever
2. In Canada we have a law that states the use of copyrighted material as part of "Fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire does not infringe copyright"
3. The use is solely for non-commercial purposes
4. The use is solely for the purposes of education - promoting the concepts of evidence-based medicine, shared decision making and common sense to healthcare providers and patients
5. It is parody as it equates the original context of the song - happy - to the concept of choosing wisely when it comes to health care decisions
6. Written permission from the Karaoke (the background music) people to use their content was obtained http://www.karaoke-version.com
7. Substantive transformative changes have been made - new lyrics and vocals
8. Where needed/possible (paid or free) copyright for the images used has been obtained - shutter stock.com
9.This mash-up video used less than 0.3% of the video content at 24hoursofhappy.com

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