- Prevention techniques to change lifestyles
- Helping patients develop cope with chronic disease, chronic and acute pain
- Strategies to encourage patient adherence to advice
- Raising the satisfaction level of patients with physicians
- Who Should Give Results to Patients?
- Standard Core and Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsies: Saving Lives and Saving Money
- Giving Bad News: Who Should Tell the Patient–When? What? How?
Nancy Yanes-Hoffman, the writing doctor is the medical professional’s nanotech answer to communicating better with patients and their medical colleagues, so they can say what they mean to achieve the best medical outcomes possible. Yanes-Hoffman has dedicated her professional life to helping physicians, other health-care professionals, pharmaceutical houses, and managed care organizations write better and communicate better with medical colleagues and patients.
Everyone involved in the medical enterprise needs Yanes-Hoffman’s help in communicating better with each other. Despite the intensities of academic pressure, many medical professionals would “rather have a root canal than write an article for a peer-reviewed journal.” Many physicians don’t have the time to explain all the fine points of a disease and its treatment to patients. Many subspecialists don’t convey the nuances of their findings to referring physicians. Without this knowledge, patients have trouble coping with disease. Lacking information, they frequently don’t adhere to medical advice. Nancy Yanes-Hoffman speaks at medical meetings from Oxford to Hong Kong, from Amsterdam to Seoul. Her lectures emphasize better communication among medical colleagues so that subspecialties and referring physicians can understand each other and work better together. She stresses partnering in decision-making between physicians and patients, listening to each other’s agendas, so that patients can cope better with chronic and acute conditions, adhere to medical advice, and most of all, work to achieve the best outcomes possible.
Yanes-Hoffman has written more than 80 articles on medical and health-care subjects for such peer-reviewed journals as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the New England Journal of Medicine, Radiology, the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), and the American Journal of Managed Care. Yanes-Hoffman’s specialties are medical and technical writing, the nineteenth-century novel, twentieth-century American literature, and the thorny nature of relationships in literature and life–relationships between men and women, the old and the young, parents and children, physicians and patients, referring physicians and subspecialists..
Nancy Yanes-Hoffman has appeared on many American television and radio programs including stints with Larry King, Oprah Winfrey, Good Morning, America, NPR, and CNN, as well as many major programs in Canada, South Africa, and Europe.
“The scribal art is the mother of speakers and the father of scholars.”
Nancy will help you write what you want to write, say what you mean.
Books by Nancy Yanes-Hoffman
- Change of Heart: The Bypass Experience
- Breast Cancer: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis
- Genetics for the Non-Geneticist Physician