8. Medical Jargon is Killing Us
Medical jargon is a thing of the past and health literacy is now en vogue – and can actually save patients’ lives according to our guest, Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick. We're also joined by Dr. Venice Haynes and Natalie Davis who talk to us about the anxiety, confusion, and fears people across the country have about asking those life-saving health care questions and booking a doctor’s appointment in the first place.
Resources from the episode:
Dr. Lisa’s interview with The Atlantic on the upside of health care plainspeak: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/12/public-health-value-speaking-plainly/617352/
Dr. Lisa on the Street YouTube series: https://www.grapevinehealth.com/media
Dr. Lisa’s Washington Post op-ed on how zip codes can determine health outcomes: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/local-opinions/my-southeast-dc-zip-code-shouldnt-be-my-health-destiny/2020/11/17/156a989c-1931-11eb-befb-8864259bd2d8_story.html
US of Care Voices of Real Life storytelling project: https://unitedstatesofcare.org/who-we-are/voices/
US of Care Voices of Real Life YouTube series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLchtNczPer_8g7icvpiu2gmVNPr9XPENQ
US of Care listening project 2020 findings: https://unitedstatesofcare.org/findings-from-deep-listening-and-national-public-opinion-research/
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