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Radiology clearly explained

Jena - The state vocational school for health and social affairs Jena (SBBS), the Saale Betreuungswerk der Lebenshilfe Jena gGmbH and the Jena University Clinic have jointly developed a clinic guide that also makes radiology processes understandable for people with learning difficulties or intellectual disabilities. It is written in so-called easy language - short sentences, simple words and positive wording are some of its characteristics.

18 prospective curative educators created the radiology guide after extensive research in the radiology department at Jena University Hospital. They were supported by six employees of the workshop for people with disabilities of the Saale care facility. "It is particularly important to us that we create the projects together with the disabled people and not just for them," said Holger Gerlach, teacher at the SBBS for health and social affairs in Jena. Such an inclusive project is integrated into every school year in order to raise pupils' awareness of the topic of inclusion.

With the brochure, the project partners want to enable people with mental disabilities to be more independent in dealing with their own health. The radiology guide is also suitable for teaching children, the elderly and people with a foreign mother tongue about common radiological examinations.

“In radiology in particular, patients often find it difficult to understand examination procedures and medical terms. The radiology guide is therefore ideal for providing all patients with adequate information - regardless of whether they are impaired or not, ”explained Ulf Teichgräber, Director of the Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the UKJ. © hil / aerzteblatt.de