Patient Reading a Difficult-to-Understand Prescription
This is a sound recording of simulated incident in which a patient reads a note left to them by their doctor. In this note a lot of medical jargon is used, and it presents a clear divide between the patient and the doctor. This divide can result in a communication barrier as the patient does not feel comfortable around their doctor. The language that the doctor uses is not clear for the patient and it does not allow them to understand a diagnosis that is important for their own care. This sound shows that it is important for a doctor to be aware of the language they are using when communicating with patients as it can make a difference to how a patient understands their own health, and how a patient interacts with the healthcare system.
Durham, North Carolina
Patient prescription: medical terminology, reading
Namratha: [Struggling to read]: Discontinue HCTZ 25mg PO QD. Initiate HCTZ/triamterene 50/75mg PO daily. Continue amlodipine 10mg PO daily.