Doctors and patients don’t always understand each other. This is made clear in my book arts + patient (doctor + patient) In this book I’ve asked different people to draw the organs within an outline of the human body. Besides this I’ve asked doctors to fill in a form in which they fill in their expectations of the knowledge of the patient. I’m comparing this data in these statistics. As you can see in the book there is a wide gap between the assumed knowledge by the doctor and the actual knowledge by the patient.
To improve the communication I developed an iPad app. In this app the doctor can explain complex problems in an accessible and visual way. The doctor is able to dose the information by making a drawing and record sound. In this way the doctor is in control to create a complete file for the patient which he or she can take home. The information can be printed or sent to the patient by mail so the patient can experience the diagnosis again in his or her comfortable environment for better understanding.