Communicating information about disease and health is an art that involves more than mere knowledge of the natural sciences:
Communicating information about disease and health is an art that involves more than mere knowledge of the natural sciences: it can be described as navigating an obstacle course of various emotions. Whether depictions of muscle fibres are considered obscene, as in our example from 1911, or the patient learns more about what the medical industry considers important than what he or she actually wants to know. Or, horrors: a patient pursues an independent course of action, ‘taking matters into their own hands’ in a way hat is ‘against doctor’s orders’. A comparison of information brochures concerning contraceptive pills shows that better results are produced when the patient’s needs are taken into consideration. The field of medicine is capable of learning.
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