Medspeak in Plain Language Brochure
Medspeak in Plain Language contains the same content as the original Deciphering Medspeak brochure but is written specifically for consumers with a fifth grade or lower reading level. The brochure was rewritten with the help of the Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network's (MAHSLIN) Working Group for Health Literacy.
MLA would like to thank the following members of the MAHSLIN group for their assistance with the development of Medspeak in Plain Language:
Medspeak in Plain Language (original version) is now available in French! (PDF, 3.81MB)
MLA would like to thank the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC) for their help with the translation of this brochure.
Medspeak in Plain Language-Disease Specific
Also available are disease-specific versions of the Medspeak in Plain Language brochure. The Plain Language series includes Medspeak brochures focusing on specific diseases:
MLA would like to thank the following members of the MAHSLIN group for their assistance with the development of Medspeak in Plain Language: Diabetes, HIV/AIDS and Stroke Brochures:
MLA would like to thank Carolyn J. Paul, MSLS, AHIP, for her assistance with the development of Medspeak in Plain Language: Breast Cancer, Eye Disease, and Heart Disease.
All Deciphering Medspeak brochures may be purchased:
To order, visit the MLANET Store or contact Tom Pacetti, email@example.com; 312.419/9094 x19. You may also request free, single copies of the brochure by contacting Tomi Gunn, firstname.lastname@example.org; 312.419.9094 x11.
Medical Library Association
Last Updated: 2011 June 22