Make a plain pledge during Patient Experience Week

April 4, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

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 along with a certificate!

Wouldn’t it look great on your lapel, lanyard, or name tag?

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 25 between 2-3 p.m. or Wednesday, April 27 between 11 a.m. and noon. Participants should select a medical term they use often in their practice before they 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 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.

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

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