Hodge will deliver the talk, "Can I Rewrite This? Medical Documents and Law Literacy," at the Institute's 9th Annual Health Literacy Conference, "Health Literacy in the Real World: Programs & Solutions that Work."
His presentation is described thusly in conference literature: "Drafting medical documents, including informed consent documents, and issues of law literacy can lead to patient failures to understand medical procedures or consent to medical research. Legal drafting techniques that contribute to low literacy rates among patients and practitioners will be reviewed, as well as techniques to improve drafting to enhance understanding."
To learn more about the conference, go to http://www.iha4health.org/.
Through scholarly and applied work, Hodge delves into multiple areas of public health law, global health law, ethics, and human rights. He teaches Health Law, Ethics, and Policy, Public Health Law and Ethics, and Global Health Law and Policy at the College of Law. Hodge also is an affiliated faculty member in the Global Health program in the School of Human Evolution & Social Change at ASU.