Development of Software to Relay Pharmaceutical Information Using Pictograms to Overcome Language Barriers and Health Illiteracy
- At: 2013 FIP Congress in Dublin (Ireland)
- Type: Presentations + Posters
- By: O’CONNELL, Matthew (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada)
- Co-author(s): Vaillancourt, Régis (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada)
Pouliot, Annie (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada)
Background: Prescribers have difficulty in relaying medication information to patients with poor health literacy and patients who speak different languages than the prescriber. These difficulties may be addressed through pictographic representations and translations of prescription Information. In the current technological age, a computer-program.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.