Make a plain pledge during Patient Experience Week

April 13, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources
Silver pin saying Plain Language.

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.

This is an “open house”-style activity, and you can drop in anytime during the Zoom events, but priority will be given to those who booked a time slot in advance via the registration form. 

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.

Check out this website for additional events and activities to celebrate!

Website: http://www.med.umich.edu/i/pteducation/training/PlainPledge.html

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