Although the CDC can be commended for its efforts to contain Ebola here and abroad, the effort could be improved if changes to the health and risk communication were made.
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Clear communication from doctors, nurses, hospitals and clinics is essential for patients to manage their health care effectively. But creating easily understood materials isn't simple.
Health communication professionals must be better trained to anticipate the unintended consequences of their campaigns and examine the stigmas and stereotypes they reinforce.
Despite the additional explanations added and attempts at clarification of the new breast cancer guidelines, the women I meet with breast cancer and those who haven't had it are still angry.
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