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Tag Archives: doctor-patient communication
The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. 10 dumb things you do at the doc’s office http://bit.ly/lmyOHl By Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Talking on your cell phone in the examining room, forgetting what medicines you take and … Continue reading
The following notes, about recent articles, was posted on the BHIC Blog. Promoting literacy to increase adherence http://www.acpinternist.org/archives/2011/07/literacy.htm From the July/August ACP Internist, copyright © 2011 by the American College of Physicians By Charlotte Huff When his heart failure patient … Continue reading
The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. Don’t Come Back, Hospitals Say http://on.wsj.com/raOro7 The Wall Street Journal THE INFORMED PATIENT JUNE 7, 2011 Can a virtual nurse named Louise help keep patients from landing back in the hospital after … Continue reading
Taking Medical Jargon Out of Doctor Visits This article appeared in the July 6th edition of the Wall Street Journal. Here’s a link, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703620604575349110536435630.html?KEYWORDS=health+literacy
I recently reviewed some discussion on the CAPHIS listser regarding videos on “How to Talk to Your Doctor”. One suggestion was a series of videos on NIH SeniorHealth under “videos”: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/talkingwithyourdoctor/toc.html It’s really good information for everyone, not just seniors!
This is important information for all of us! Clear communication with your doctor can make a difference Learn how to play an active role in your health care The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers several publications that can also … Continue reading
The Joint Commission, with funding from The Commonwealth Fund, is developing proposed accreditation requirements for hospitals to advance effective communication, cultural competence, and patient-centered care. This 18-month project will explore how diversity, culture, language, and health literacy issues can be … Continue reading
I reported in a June 12th blog post entitled “Many ‘Baffled’ by Basic Anatomy” that many British citizens are unable to identify the location of their vital organs. The study addressed this as a serious concern for doctor-patient communications. CNN … Continue reading