Say what?! Confusing medical jargon and topsy-turvy language can leave a lot of patients feeling lost in translation
Sept. 22, 2016
| By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center
Whether its topsy-turvy language or murky medical jargon, most cancer patients run up against a "lost--in-translation" moment with their doctors. Writer Diane Mapes and Fred Hutch experts weigh in on the importance of good patient-doctor communication.
Medicare to reimburse for end-of-life conversations between doctors and patients
July 9, 2015
| By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service
Medicare announced yesterday that it plans to reimburse for discussions between terminal patients and doctors about end-of-life care, a much-needed change in policy that has been lauded by many patient advocate organizations and health care providers.