Navigation Links
Graphics- Helps Bridge Gaps in Patients’ Understanding of Medical Condition

Often, there is a disconnect between what the doctor communicates and the patient’s level of comprehension. Sometimes this gap is so wide//, that crucial decisions about treatment choices could go off mark because of this gap in grasping the implications of the diagnosis and treatment.

Researchers feel the use of certain graphics by doctors will help bridge these gaps in understanding, where pictures can support text or verbal information. Researchers are now testing the efficacy of pictures, squares, colored dots and simple charts on patient decision regarding treatment options.

It is not uncommon to hear families of patients, complain that their concerns about treatments were not addressed well enough. Statistics has revealed that one-third of families who have lost their dear ones to illnesses, most often blame doctors for miscommunicating treatment information.

Jessica Ancker, a Ph.D. student in the department of biomedical informatics at Columbia University Medical Center is developing tools, which she calls as the'100-person diagram.' Designed to help patients understand the nuances of medical diagnoses and treatment options, these tools will equip them to appreciate the risks and gains of the envisaged treatment.

'There's an assumption in our culture that people should be able to make an informed choice. But I don't think they really can unless they really understand what those probabilities mean at least at some level. When an expert tells a patient, ‘I don't know if you're going to get diabetes, but people with your diet, your weight and your lifestyle have a certain probability of developing diabetes,' at what level do people understand what that means?' Ancker said.

Medical graphics is currently being tested in the United States. In the mean time, doctors have been advised to motivate patients to seek clarification from their doctors to the extent and frequency desired, so that they will have no reason to regret their decisions later on. /
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Antibiotics Helps Autism
2. Serum Progesterone Helps Stratify Ectopic Pregnancy Risk
3. Prescription Drug - Helps People Stop Smoking
4. New Drug PP188 Helps Sickle Cell Disease
5. Red Wine Helps Fight Heart disease
6. Creatine Helps Strengthen Older Men
7. Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty
8. Virus Helps Remove Brain Cancer
9. Eating Fish Helps the Heart
10. Antidepressant Helps Relieve Hot Flashes
11. Epilepsy Drug Helps Diabetic Nerve Damage
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... throughout Arkansas that offers insurance and financial preparation services, is providing an update ... City Rescue organization. , Rock City Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit that ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... of 7® Hemp CBD Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum ... CBD dose required and providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting ... Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the ... and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in agile coaching services ... by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Enterprise Agile Transformation ... Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across CMS programs. Coveros ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors and ... flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in January of ... Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to serve both ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017  As the latest Obamacare ... Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham ... that the medical device industry is in an odd ... tax, the 2.3% excise tax on medical device sales ... also want covered patients, increased visits and hospital customers ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, robotically assisted, platform therapy that uses pulsed sound ... ... Jim Bertolina, PhD ... Tom Tefft ... device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, who has led R&D and business development teams ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017  PMD ... OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. ... strategic hub service that expedites and streamlines patient and ... Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... medical device used to measure lung function for a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: