2013 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture Health Literacy: A Vital Pathway to Healthcare Transformation When: March 28, 2013, 1 pm – 4 pm Where: George and Dolores Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Auditorium, 15 North 2030 East, 1st Floor Keynote Speaker, Andrew Pleasant, PhD. “Health Literacy: Applications for Enhanced Health System Performance OR . . . …Read More »
Tag Archives: health literacy
Discussion of health literacy in relation to patient-physician communication, encouraging healthy behavior, and the complexity of our healthcare system.
New interactive map showing health literacy levels across Canada.
Search engines may be good places for people with adequate or better information literacy skills, but what of the majority of the population that has low health literacy?
Patients can ask 3 simple questions to improve doctor-patient communication. And doctors need encouragement and compensation for taking time to assure their patients understand healthcare issues and instructions.
Depressed parents’ health literacy skills can improve through home visitation per a recent study using open access public data.
As mentioned previously, health literacy is “the ability to get information, understand it, and use information to lower risk and better health.” People “with low health literacy are more likely to report poor health, have an incomplete understanding of their health problems and treatment, and are at greater risk of hospitalization” (Pawlak, 2005). Many organizations, …Read More »
A sampling including an inspirational story, inexpensive medical technology, and questions about the future of traditional medicine.
Discussion of recent research article on the strengths and weaknesses of health literacy as a topic.
Found a concise definition of “health literacy,” and a thoughtful YouTube video as well.