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Why language is important for patient safety

The words used in healthcare to communicate to patients, either in person or in writing, can significantly impact patient safety. 

From the barriers created by jargon to phrases that dismiss, offend or stem from bias, the case for health information to be clear, accessible and inclusive has been made time and again. 

Take a read of our seven top picks on the hub to highlight just a few ways language can affect a patient's journey, and ultimately their safety. 

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