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 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. – 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.