March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and if ever there was a cause we can get behind, this is it! When early detection and treatment can have such a significant impact on patient outcomes, we’re all about spreading the word.
Let’s not kid ourselves. Having a colonscopy is not on most people’s Absolute Favorite Things To Do Ever list. There’s a lot of fear and misunderstanding out there about exactly what the procedure involves, compounding by the embarrassment people feel when talking about sensitive areas.
As health care providers, we can use humor to help patients overcome that fear. Providing education doesn’t have to be boring — in fact, a little laugh can help the patient retain information. We remember what we laugh about. (more…)