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Communicate in a way which makes your patients feel comfortable

By 21 October 2018Language Tips

Mobilise is not a word patients are familiar with

Mobilise vs. Walk

This is another example of a verb which is common to healthcare professionals but not to patients. You may be familiar with discussing a patient’s mobility and need to mobilise but the patient themselves will find this verb strangely formal. Patients will talk about walking rather than mobilising. For really successful and meaningful communication, you should prioritise using language the patient is familiar with over medical jargon.