Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Language of Medicine

The Language of Medicine: " Wits occasionally describe England and the U.S. as two countries separated by a common language. I feel one might say a similar thing about doctor and patient. As a former English major, I spend perhaps more time than most observing the language of this profession. I find myself uneasy at times with the transition I am making, at an almost alarming pace, from viewing medicine through the eyes of a patient to seeing it with those of a physician."
Both doctors and patients can learn a lot from medical students, as they pass from one world ( of the layperson) to another ( that of the medical professional).

1 comment:

  1. How true you are! Check out what children in hospitals say about the language and approach of physicians...www.lehman.cuny.edu/bandaides

    Third column on the sitemap, in section for health professionals (tips to doctors from the bandaide experts)
    Best, Joan Fleitas
    Associate Professor of Nursing

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