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Editing Patient Educati...

Are you trying to edit a patient education handout so it is clear to readers with poor health literacy skills? Take a deep breath. It’s not as hard as you think. You already have the skill. You are just not applying it yet. First, become aware that, in general, we write differently...

”What good is this ap...

”What good is this app? All it does is list things!” Yes, Our Journey with Asthma is a very different kind of app. The first thing you see are statements, like: “I can tell you the warning signs of asthma” “I can show you how to use a spacer” “I can tell you my child’s...

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It’s time to submit your abstract for the 2015 Health Care Education Association conference in Indianapolis, IN, October 15 – 17, 2015. The deadline for online abstract submissions is March 19, 2015. The 2015 program is focused on patient engagement and how educators...

Is your teaching patien...

Is your teaching patient-centered? Do you teach patients what you know, or what they want to know? I just came across the website of a surgeon that claims to focus on patient education. Of course I checked it out! I was disappointed to find it consisted primarily of illustrated,...