‘patientspeak‘: An exercise in communication

N. Scott, M. F. Weiner

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Effective patient care requires effective communication with patients. The creation of a “Patientspeak” dictionary is offered as a constructive exercise for facilitating communication between health care professionals and their patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)890-893
Number of pages4
JournalAcademic Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1984


  • Communication
  • Human
  • Language
  • Physician-patient relations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Education


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