Tag Archives: doctor-patient communication

Lists of 10 things for Patients

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

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Articles of Interest

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

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Articles on Health Care

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

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Health Literacy in the News

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

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“How to Talk to Your Doctor”

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!

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NIH Clear Communication Resources: Talking To Your Doctor

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

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Joint Commission Looking for Input from Health Literacy Community

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

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Study: More than Half Can’t Find Heart on Diagram

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

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