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Med Speak - A barrier to shared decision making

By Thomas Bauer Moderator | 14 Mar, 2017

I have recently been involved with the building of the electronic communication between our Electronic Medical Record and patient education. I rapidly realized I did not understand the language we were now speaking as we discussed various options to create the interface... I then realized that this is no different than how our patients feel when we use medical jargon. The article below from the AMA discusses some best practices in patient - health care professional communication that can help support shared decision making...

I was one of the original researchers that contributed to the AHRQ Universal Precautions for Health Literacy Guide Book referenced in the article. Each tool was tested in multiple locations and clinical settings and have stood the test of time.

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Gonzo Manyasi Replied at 10:07 AM, 1 Apr 2017

A very good synopsis of the common problem the world over. Thank you Thomas Bauer and the author of the attached resource Kevin B. O'Reilly.

A/Prof. Terry HANNAN Replied at 8:08 AM, 3 Apr 2017

Just to add to the discussion this free workshop summary is downloadable from the National Academies Press site.
This PDF is available from The National Academies Press at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18834

A/Prof. Terry HANNAN Replied at 8:12 AM, 3 Apr 2017

Late at night rifling thorough my resources.
“What Did the Doctor Say?:” Improving Health Literacy to Protect Patient Safety
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