Identify œhealth literacy issues you have witnessed in your role as a care provider or as a recipient of care.

 

Identify œhealth literacy issues you have witnessed in your role as a care provider or as a recipient of care.

 

 

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AMA Health Literacy Video “ Short Version
Duration: (4:32)
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YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgTuD7l7LG8

Health Literacy
Health literacy is defined as ˜the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate decisions™ (White, 2008 as cited in Ingram & Kautz, 2012). Please watch the AMA Health Literacy Video (4.5 minutes), it is very interesting.

Please answer the following questions. Be thorough and thoughtful in your responses. Submit your post by 2/25/2016. Please be sure to offer comments to at least six your groupmates. Responses are due by 2/28/2016. (6 points)
Which scenario or individual in the video surprised you the most? Why?
Identify œhealth literacy issues you have witnessed in your role as a care provider or as a recipient of care.
Who should be responsible to assess œhealth literacy before providing health information?
How can you promote health literacy in your work and clinical setting?
References

Ingram, R., & Kautz, D. (2012). When the patient and family just do not get it: Overcoming low health literacy in critical care. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 31(1), 25-30. doi:10.1097/DCC.0b013e31823a5471

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