By Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR/L President of Health Literacy Consulting On Call Magazine, November 13, 2008 Sexual dysfunction, depression, and abuse are only a few of the many touchy” topics patients find hard to bring up to their healthcare providers. But these very problems could actually be at the root of what is happening to […]
On Call magazine was published by Boston Globe Media, a division of the Boston Globe. For ten years I was privileged to write a monthly column called In Other Words…” My columns focused on some aspect of health communication or patient education. Alas, the magazine ceased publication on March 31, 2009.
Below are about 100 of my columns. They are listed in chronological order. You can search by clicking “Articles by Topic” on the left navigation bar or entering key words in the box on the top right. For reprint permission, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
By Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR/L President of Health Literacy Consulting On Call Magazine, October 16, 2008 Molly Catron is a lifelong story listener and teller. Growing up, she learned about life from stories that her father and grandfather told. Later, as an analytic chemist, manager, and internal organizational consultant for a manufacturing company, Catron used […]
By Joseph Saling, On Call Magazine Editor October 9, 2008 Click here to read this month’s Letter from the Editor in On Call Magazine. It highlights 10 years of Health Literacy Month accomplishments. [sc:article-footer]
By Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR/L President of Health Literacy Consulting On Call Magazine, September 18, 2008 The teenager’s cell phone rang telling him he was getting a text message. He opened it and read, “Hi. Remember to take your medication.” Then he closed his phone and went back to whatever it was he was doing. […]
By Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR/L President of Health Literacy Consulting On Call Magazine, August 21, 2008 Kapow! What a novel idea! Comics that tell health stories to get word out about important health issues! Glenn Herdling knows how effective this can be. He’s the director and editor-in-chief of Creative Resources at Medco Health Solutions in […]