- By way of introduction to the BMJ's focus on patient input, check out Tessa Richards's Stanford Medicine X talk:
- Her column summarizes the findings:
- Tweetchats are chaotic, so don't try to read this as a conversation, but rather as a way to scoop up individual insights:
- — Tessa Richards (@tessajlrichards)Thu, Apr 13 2017 15:41:32#bmjdebate. On phrases that grate. Just read one of my clinic letters which says "it was decided for her not to have.." So much for SDM
- — Dariusz Galasiński (@d_galasinski)Thu, Apr 13 2017 15:53:10
- — Tessa Richards (@tessajlrichards)Thu, Apr 13 2017 15:51:12#bmjdebate. BMJ online poll suggests the term patient is "suffering from " is in common use. Why not "living with"
- — Tessa Richards (@tessajlrichards)Thu, Apr 13 2017 15:57:33
- — Tessa Richards (@tessajlrichards)Thu, Apr 13 2017 15:58:59Absolutely agree the phrase "we are all patients here" tossed out in a "matey" fashion in many medical meetings should be banned #bmjdebate
- — Nick Johnson (@Nick077886)Thu, Apr 13 2017 16:04:30#bmjdebate particularly interested in this topic in relation to Dementia. Many examples of poor language use in this area of practice
- — Tessa Richards (@tessajlrichards)Thu, Apr 13 2017 16:05:24Just reading another clinic note. If you see a doctor once a year for 10 mins how apposite is the phrase " is looked after by"? #bmjdebate
- — Dan Beale Cocks (@DanBeale1)Thu, Apr 13 2017 16:05:43
- — MEmilitant (@MEMilitant1)Thu, Apr 13 2017 16:06:21@bmj_latest 'Biopsychosocial' - used to present almost any policy as sophisticated, 'holistic' & empowering. #bmjdebate http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-simon-duffy/the-misleading-research-a_b_9726490.html …
- — Dariusz Galasiński (@d_galasinski)Thu, Apr 13 2017 16:06:30It's a very good point, but about attitudes not 'language'. I would dearly love to ban 'matey' attitude! #bmjdebate https://twitter.com/tessajlrichards/status/852551701542449154 …
Words that annoy, phrases that grate in clinical care
On April 13, 2017, Paul Buchanan, acting BMJ Patient Editor, hosted a tweetchat devoted to the language used in clinical settings that upset or annoy patients.
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