Je Ne Comprends Pas
Imagine you’re on a planet and you can’t understand a thing, but everyone looks oh-so-serious. One doctor says, “take as needed,” a nurse says, “first morning urine,” while the dietitian says, “only 1,200 calories per day.” What does all of this mean?
Medical-speak helps us get the message across to one another as professionals, but we can’t forget that there’s a group that likely doesn’t understand us: the patients. So take a few minutes, stat, get into a comfortable position as tolerated and use your aural and ophthalmologic organs to listen to Javette Orgain, a family physician from Chicago’s inner city, as she talks about this issue:
Ever goofed at the bedside? The next video ‘tells it like it is’ from the patient’s perspective…
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