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Involve multiple senses...

Back in 1996 Doak, Doak, & Root devoted a chapter to Visuals and How to Use Them. They gave lots of reasons to add illustrations to the text of patient teaching materials, and explained why they are important, including: “Everybody understands and remembers better when...

A job for the future: ...

I’ve been saying it for years: The future of health care is in patient education. Now others are saying it, too. Family Practice Management has published an article proposing medical practices can benefit by the addition of a health education specialist (reference below)....

Graphs and Charts and L...

The following request came from Dr. Marga Vintges in the Netherlands: “We did some small research and found that our low literate patients came with real creative interpretations of graphs that we really had not meant and even thought of! However, there is not much of measurement...

The business of health ...

“Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Bills,” says the New York Times. It’s interesting how so much funding goes into the technology of health care — the diagnostics, medicines, equipment — without thought of the cost to the consumer. Are the small...