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Frustrated by colleague...

Are you having trouble convincing your colleagues to always use teach back?  Do they believe poor, uneducated patients can have health literacy issues, but think it’s insulting to evaluate understanding of middle class or higher patients?   The stress of a health threat can seriously...

Another reason why your...

Advice about health maintenance, like tobacco use, exercise, body mass index, sleep, alcohol consumption, and screening guidelines, is not always consistent with the health care professional’s own practice.  A study of 418 completed surveys from physicians, registered nurses,...

Going undercover for pa...

Yes, I went undercover in one anecdotal situation to see for myself the current status of patient education. When I learned I need a hip replacement, I did my usual research.  I asked friends to describe their experiences, and for advice.  I searched the Internet for information...

Let’s not do cool thi...

“Let’s not do cool things just to do cool things. Can we please do cool things to actually improve the lives of people with real struggles in the real world?” — Kirti Patel, MD In context, Dr. Patel said this when discussing why high tech innovations in health care...