At this year's Plain English Awards
ceremony The Prostate Cancer Charity received an award for a number
of its key publications. The winning publications were just three
of a wide range of information leaflets and booklets produced by
the Charity, aimed at helping men and their families understand
prostate cancer and cope with diagnosis and treatment.
Chrissie Maher OBE, and founder of the
Plain English Campaign says, "I've read research and
surveys that claim men are not the best when it comes to
dealing with their healthcare. But I think the
bigger problem lies in just understanding the jargon and
terminology. Plain English is essential at times of
crisis, or when dealing with sensitive topics.
"The Prostate Cancer Charity information booklets set an
excellent example for clear and reliable Plain English
communications, with the main audience in mind. I am so pleased
that the Charity has been selected as a winner."
The winning publications are:
Jocelyne James, Information Manager at The Prostate Cancer
Charity said: "It is an honour to win an award for the clarity of
our information resources. Prostate cancer is complex and we know
that men often don't feel they are given appropriate and necessary
information about the disease to help them cope with diagnosis and
treatment and have a better quality of life. It is for this reason
that we put a lot of emphasis on the importance of clear,
easy-to-read information for anyone affected by prostate cancer.
Producing accessible information such as this is a very important
part of our work."