Make a plain pledge during Patient Experience Week
In honor of Patient Experience Week, the Patient Education and Health Literacy Program (PEHL) invites you to take a pledge to stop using medical jargon your patients may not understand and win the cool pin shown to the right, along with a certificate!
Eliminating jargon and “medspeak” is crucial for helping patients understand complex medical conditions, treatment plans, and self-care protocols. Take 10 minutes to make your pledge to speak plainly during a Zoom meeting on Monday, April 26 between 3-4 p.m., or on Thursday, April 29 between 10-11 a.m.
Make sure you select a medical term you use often before you log on. During the activity, the PEHL team will help you find a plain-language alternative and create your certificate, which will be sent to you along with the pin via campus mail.
This event is part of Patient Experience Week 2021.