TITLE

Can your patients understand you?

AUTHOR(S)
Sibbald, Barbara
PUB. DATE
October 2000
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/17/2000, Vol. 163 Issue 8, p1039
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the need for Canadian health care providers to identify and accommodate illiterate and low-literacy patients. Prevalence of literacy deficiencies among Canadian adults; Importance of communication training for physicians; Legal concerns regarding disclosure in medical and research consent forms; Details of the principles of plain language as applied in the medical profession.
ACCESSION #
3706976

 

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