Resources for Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Professionals

Jargon: Are You Guilty?

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 2:09:58 PM

Jargon.

It can be a great shorthand way to communicate with your colleagues or it can create an opportunity for stress and anxiety if used with a "civilian" or a patient who isn't familiar with the terminology or its intent. Those who come to cardiopulmonary rehab for help and support following major or life-threatening cardiac events are especially vulnerable to misunderstandings—think about this true story the next time you use medical jargon within earshot of a patient.

(The names in this story have been omitted to protect the oblivious.)

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