Neurological disorders: using medical illustrations to communicate with your patients

Neurological disorders: using medical illustrations to communicate with your patients

Neurological disorders are diseases of the brain, spine and the nerves that connect them. There are more than 600 diseases of the nervous system according to UCSF Medical Center.  Some are common, such as brain tumors, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and stroke as well as less familiar ones such as frontotemporal dementia.

It’s never easy to talk abouts diseases and injuries with the patients and their family, but is also very necessary. Otherwise the treatment can be compromised. To communicate well with our patients we need empathy and the correct languaje. Medical and scientific jargon can difficult the people understading. Medical illustrations are other great tool to improve the communication.

Patients who cannot speak due to brain injury, autism or other disorder, experience a lot of stress and anxiety during their hospital stays. A study found that using healthcare communication boards with care-related pictures and symbols improved patient satisfaction, reduced frustration. Also improved outcomes for adults who have difficulty speaking or reading. Several medical commissions now recommends that hospitals and rehab facilities offer communication aids to improve patient-provider communication for patients who need them.

Illustrations are more friendly to show harsh procedures like surgeries and neurological disorders. You can use illustrations to smooth the impact of such scenes.


Thinking about that, we provide thousands of medical illustrations on mind the graph. Many of them are about neuroscience and neurological disorders. Take a look at some illustrations available for mind the graph users:

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All these illustrations are available on Mind the Graph. Besides that, most of our illustrations are based on requests from our subscribers. So, if you don’t find the illustration you need, you can request it.

If you want to improve your communication with your patients using accurate and easy to understand illustrations, start now using mind the graph. You can use for free or get an unlimited plan.


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