Microlecture 001: The Two Sentence Rule

When I interact with patients, I am so eager to tell them everything they need to know about their medical condition, what I am planning to do, what they need to do and so on. While this is a wonderful thing, when I am dealing with patients with limited health literacy and English fluency, I need to work with a medical interpreter (MI) to communicate with the patient. In communicating with the MI, it is important to follow the two sentence rule. Watch the microlecture to find out about more the two sentence rule.
VJ Periyakoil, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine. Tweet to us: @palliator