Bendycki, Nadine A.
September 2008
Marketing Health Services;Fall2008, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p32
Academic Journal
The author discusses the need for hospital workers to educate patients in basic medical knowledge. Many adults who are well educated and intelligent do not understand important medical terminology. This can lead to frustrating misunderstandings or dangerous mistakes. When patients do not understand the information given to them by medical professionals, it makes them less satisfied with their care. INSETS: Ask Me 3--Good questions for patients' good health;How to address the problem of health illiteracy;More patients take their meds with simple tools;Teach back


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