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Bridge Over Diagnosis - a parody of Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Published on Mar 10, 2015

Bridge Over Diagnosis - a parody of the Simon and Garfunkel classic Bridge Over Troubled Water. Overdiagnosis is an important health care issue and hopefully this video highlights a number of the issues around this important problem.

LYRICS AND VIDEO PRODUCTION
James McCormack

GREAT VOCALS
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

FINE TUNING OF THE INFORMATION/EVIDENCE
Many wonderful friends and colleagues provided feedback and suggestions on the content and rather than implicate them here I will just thank them with a huge virtual hug

BACKING TRACK
Purchased and downloaded from http://www.karaoke-version.com except the intro and mid part which is from the original song.

Bridge Over Diagnosis

Now you're leery, you’ve just been scanned,
Those fears within your eyes,
Incidentaloma.
I must confide.
Oh strangely enough,
Benign tumours are all around,
Like a bridge over diagnosis
You have no symptoms
Like a bridge over diagnosis
I will ease your mind

Now you're full of doubt,
You’ve just been screened,
These findings caused you harm,
They don’t comfort you.
But let’s be wise
Oh before sadness comes
No real illness was found
Like a bridge over diagnosis
Widened disease thresholds
Like a bridge over diagnosis
I will ease your mind

Overdiagnosis, makes me sigh.
Your time has not come to die,
All your dreams can be on their way.
You need peace of mind,
Oh you are not condemned
It’s likely quite benign
Like a bridge over diagnosis
Labelling’s a concern
Like a bridge over diagnosis
I will ease your mind.

COPYRIGHT ISSUES
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"

1) The use is solely for non-commercial purposes
2) The use is solely for the purposes of education - promoting the concepts of the issue of overdiagnosis to healthcare providers and patients
3) The copyright holder for this track http://www.karaoke-version.com has said it is acceptable to use their tracks for this sort of purpose.
4) It is parody as it equates the original context of the song of a person offering to help someone with their life troubles and providing them advice to a person offering help and advice about the concepts of overdiagnosis
5) Substantive transformative changes have been made - new lyrics and vocals

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