Tag Archives: health literacy

Save the Date: Mayden Lecture on Health Literacy will be March 28, 2013

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 »

Search engines and usability for finding medical information online: a new study

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?

Jargon-free doctor-patient communication: Ask Me 3

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.

Addressing health literacy gaining traction

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 »