Content Standards Checklist
|Do facts, pictures and diagrams reflect current standards of practice?|
|Is content presented objectively (i.e. without bias of product company)?|
|Does content avoid unnecessary or inappropriate socioeconomic, ethnic, or sexual references? Watch for bias in relation to gender, sexual orientation, disability ethnicity, and so on.|
|Is the material sensitive to readers' cultural backgrounds?|
|Are certain descriptive or medical terms likely to offend readers from certain cultures?|
|Does this publication need to be printed in languages other than English?
Does it need to be printed in Braille or made available on audiotape?
|Are facts presented in a logical order?|
|If handout is long, is there a summary?|
|Are major points emphasized or highlighted?|
|Does content address major areas of concern (information needs and wants) of patients and their families?|
|Is the information presented consistent with information provided by physicians?|
|Is the language appropriate for the patient population?|
|Has interdepartmental review been obtained (signature sheet attached)?|
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