Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Terminally- ill British Doctor's campaign for human touch wins massive support - Medical English

Medical English lesson about how a British doctor is helping to have doctors and nurses treat patients better while they are in the hospital.

Have you ever been in the hospital and felt like a number?  I have, and let me tell you I couldn't wait to get out of there!  I even signed myself out early!  A terminally ill UK doctor is leading a campaign to change this attitude of doctors and nurses.

Read this wonderful article and discuss it with your English teacher


Key Terms
 healthcare workers
 human connection
Fed up
a campaign
compassionate practice 
 therapeutic relationship
building trust
patient outcomes
a tweet
 get the better of her

What is the current practice in some hospitals?
Why do doctors and nurses refer to patients in this way? 
What is Dr Granger's idea? 
Why does she think this would be a better way of dealing with patients in the hospital?
What did the British Prime Minister say about this campaign? 
Have you ever felt that you were not treated nicely by hospital staff?
What type of behavior do hospital staff treat you when you have to go to the hospital? 
How can this change? 
Have you seen a difference lately?

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach Professional English Teacher 

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