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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Christine Frazer, PhD, CNE (Walden University)
Description: This book presents the author's patient literacy model, the patient-centered Medagogy conceptual framework, for use in healthcare settings.
Purpose: The purpose is to present an overview of the Medagogy model and the Understanding Personal Perspective (UPP) tool.
Audience: The book is written for all healthcare providers serving in all settings.
Features: It begins by reviewing the problem of health literacy before presenting various theories of learning, education, and health promotion. It then details the Medagogy conceptual framework as well as the UPP tool. Each chapter provides excellent case studies to illustrate concepts, which are the book's best feature.
Assessment: This book is useful for all healthcare providers. The Medagogy model is clearly presented with details to enhance readers' understanding.