The Health Illiterate Patient Wrongly Judged

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  • February 2, 2010
  • by Leigh Fazzina
  • health literacy, illiterate patient,
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Today I witnessed a clinician make assumptions about a patient (and wrongly judge the patient) based on the patient’s appearance which consisted of handsome looks, classy clothes, clean grooming, and nice presentation. What the clinician didn’t know is that underneath the nice appearance actually sat a patient who had comprehension problems and communication limitations; a
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Got Em! FDA’s Communication Heads to Provide PR Industry Social Media Guidance Update

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  • January 4, 2010
  • by Leigh Fazzina
  • Healthcare PR, healthcare public relations, healthcare social media, Social Media posts,
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As my colleagues and I gear up for the 2010 PRSA Health Academy conference (April 14-16, 2010 in Chicago at the Hilton Suites Magnificent Mile), I’ve been pretty excited the past few weeks as I pulled together what I felt was a much-needed panel to update the healthcare PR community: a panel of FDA officials
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Hunting for a Healthcare PR Job Got a Lil Easier!

If you’re looking for a healthcare PR job – it just got easier! And if you’re in a position where you are recruiting for healthcare PR talent – it too just got easier! There was a time when my phone would ring and the emails would roll in from recruiters of all type contacting me
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