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PATIENT INFORMATION:

MULTILINGUAL & LOW VISION HANDOUTS

 

Suggestions: Review and edit each handout for administrative and clinical accuracy before giving to the patient. Consider the reading skills of your patient when providing patient information. Make information exchange interactive. Ask questions to confirm that the patient understands. Personalize the exchange by writing the patient’s name on the document and underlining key points in front of him/her.

Disclaimer: The user is responsible for appropriate patient care and understands that IJEM is not liable for inaccuracies in linked third party content. If there is a resource that you would like to see listed, please contact the webmaster.  (Last Update: Aug 01,  2005)

Further Reading:

Improving Patient Comprehension Israeli Journal of Emergency Medicine. 5(2). April 2005. PP 45- 48

Emergency Department Discharge Instruction Comprehension and Compliance Study. Can J Emerg Med 7(1) Jan. 2005

 

 

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