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Lack of understanding as a barrier of effective communication

Patients sharing stories regarding lack of understanding of medical information.

One of the main communication barriers is that patients often do not understand the information that they are being given by their health professional. In the interviews shown here, patients share their experiences of communicating with their doctor.

What leads to a lack of understanding from the patient’s perspective? What are the potential health implications of not understanding health information? How could be a way to a healthcare professional overcome the problem of a lack of understanding?

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Working with Patients with Limited Health Literacy

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