Ask Me 3® is a tool developed by health literacy experts at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) that encourages patients to ask three simple questions each time they talk to a care team member:
This video reinforces that effective communication is a two-way street. By adopting the Ask Me 3® method, cancer team members will be better able to anticipate and respond to patients’ concerns by using a clear, empathetic, and effective approach to communication throughout the care continuum.
When watching the video, notice the effective communication between the patient and the members of her care team as she receives her cancer diagnosis and begins treatment.
Ask Me 3® is a registered trademark licensed to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Used with permission. This video may be used as is for educational purposes.
ACCC recently talked to Jenn Paxton, LCSW, OSW-C, Licensed Oncology Social Worker at Texas Oncology about why Ask Me 3® is an effective tool for promoting patient health literacy.
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