Iva Cheung Guest Series: Plain Language and Health Literacy

Iva Cheung Guest Series: Plain Language and Health Literacy
In this four-part series on plain language and health communication, learn from Iva Cheung about why and how healthcare professionals should implement plain language communication to improve patient care. Iva Cheung is a Certified Professional Editor, indexer, and researcher specializing in communication accessibility and plain language. She has won three Editors Canada awards: the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, the President's Award for Volunteer Service, and the Karen Virag Award for promoting the editing profession. She holds a Master of Publishing degree and a PhD in health sciences, and she teaches a course on health literacy for Simon Fraser University's Plain Language Certificate program.
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Co-Creating Plain Language Health Information

Terminology note: I’ll use the term “patients” to refer to people who have direct lived experience with a health condition and who receive services from the healthcare system. Different people may prefer different terms—like client, service user, and self-advocate, among others—depending on context.

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Power Dynamics and Plain Language in Healthcare

Terminology note: I’ll use the term “patients” to refer to people who have direct lived experience with a health condition and who receive services from the healthcare system. Different people may prefer different terms—like client, service user, and self-advocate, among others—depending on context.

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