Talking Sleep Season 5

Episode 2

Improving Patient Understanding of Sleep Apnea

Dr. Rebecca Robbins and Dr. Suzanne Bertisch, GUESTS

In today’s episode of Talking Sleep, talk about the importance of patient communication. Dr. Rebecca Robbins and Dr. Suzanne Bertisch of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital share their insights into existing patient education materials for obstructive sleep apnea and offer tips on how to make it easier to understand.

Rebecca Robbins, PhD, is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an associate scientist in the division of sleep and circadian disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Suzanne Bertisch, MD, MPH, is a sleep physician and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and clinical director of behavioral sleep medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Episode Resources

  1. A Health Communication Assessment of Web-based Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patient Education Materials
  2. AHRQ Health Literacy Information
  3. Patient Information Sheets from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, myapnea.org and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Network