Learn to write clear and effective patient education materials

July 25, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

An over-reliance on readability formulas and readability scores is a common mistake health care professionals make when writing materials for patients.

Ruti Volk, M.S.I., AHIP, patient education and health literacy program lead, will teach the class “Beyond Readability Formulas: Writing Clear and Effective Patient-Centered Educational Materials” on Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at 2101 Commonwealth Blvd. Ste B, Conference room 1462.

All Michigan Medicine clinicians are invited to participate.

This class will focus on proven principles and guidelines of writing in plain language.

Through the use of real life examples, participants will learn to recognize elements that hinder understanding, and what language, layout, formatting and design methodologies aid learners with all levels of health literacy comprehend and retain information about their health.

Register now and secure your spot!  Registration is through MLearning course code: NURS-52431.

Instructions for finding the class in MLearning:

  • On the left sidebar, click on Search
  • In the search box, type: NURS-52431 (delivery type is “Instructor-Led”) and click on Search Learning Catalog

Webpage: http://www.med.umich.edu/i/pteducation/training/index.html