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Posts Tagged ‘jargon’

Barriers to communication

January 26, 2011 7:52 pm - Posted by admin in Health, Health Professionals

Let us look at a few examples to see how easily communication can fail. Many professionals use the term ‘blood thinners’ to describe medicines that slow the blood’s clotting process. Hearing a blood specialist (Haematologist) use the term at a conference, I raised the point that the emotive description might scare patients out of taking their medicine. He agreed with me, and pledged not to use the term again. read more