"Does anyone in healthcare want to be understood?"
The language of health
"When we share a language, we're able to communicate with others and participate in our community. We have no lack of standardized vocabulary for clinical terms, but we have no vocabulary of the words that are used by patients to describe their illness, their experiences and what it means to them every day. We need to change that. Let's humanize the language of health with the language and lexicon of patients." -Sally Okun RN, Vice President for Advocacy, Policy and Patient Safety