Dr. Butler on the Importance of Health Literacy Initiatives

Thomas Butler, MD
Published Online: Friday, Oct 27, 2017



Thomas Butler, MD, associate professor of interdisciplinary clinical oncology, Mitchell Cancer Center, discusses the importance of health literacy initiatives at the Association of Community Cancer Center National Oncology Conference.

According to Butler, there are many times when a physician expects patients to understand medical jargon when describing healthcare. It is important to discover ways to explain healthcare to patients, since it is a difficult field to navigate, says Butler. One of the inadequacies is the time that a physician gets to spend with their patient.
 


Thomas Butler, MD, associate professor of interdisciplinary clinical oncology, Mitchell Cancer Center, discusses the importance of health literacy initiatives at the Association of Community Cancer Center National Oncology Conference.

According to Butler, there are many times when a physician expects patients to understand medical jargon when describing healthcare. It is important to discover ways to explain healthcare to patients, since it is a difficult field to navigate, says Butler. One of the inadequacies is the time that a physician gets to spend with their patient.
 



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