Health Literacy in Primary Care: A Clinician's Guide / Edition 1

Health Literacy in Primary Care: A Clinician's Guide / Edition 1

by Gloria G. Mayer, Michael Villaire
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826102298

ISBN-13: 9780826102294

Pub. Date: 04/21/2007

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

At the intersection of health care and practice there lies area of patient care with no manual: how to provide the best care to patients who have critically low level of comprehension and literacy. Patients paly a central role in the outcome of their health care and competent helath care becomes almost impoossible for caregivers when the boundary of low

Overview

At the intersection of health care and practice there lies area of patient care with no manual: how to provide the best care to patients who have critically low level of comprehension and literacy. Patients paly a central role in the outcome of their health care and competent helath care becomes almost impoossible for caregivers when the boundary of low literacy skills is present. This book is a guide to primary care practitioners who are looking for help in provideing care to their low-literacy patients and making their efforts as a paractitioner most effective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826102294
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/21/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Foreword

  1. Understanding Health Literacy
  2. Creating a Patient-Friendly Environment
  3. Assessing Patients' Literacy Levels
  4. Understanding and Avoiding Medical Errors
  5. Factoring Culture into the Care Process
  6. Improving Patient-Provider Communication
  7. Designing Easy-to-Read Patient Education Materials
  8. Principles of Writing for Low Literacy
  9. Using Alternative Forms of Patient Communication
  10. Interpreters and Their Role in the Health Care Setting

Afterword

Index

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