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|Posted on October 29, 2015 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
Today is World Psoriasis Day, a day to recognize people with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis. World Psoriasis Days is aimed to raise awareness on a condition that needs to be taken more seriously. (World Psoriasis)
World Psoriasis Day was founded in 2004. Each year this day increases understanding and improve access to treatment. We cannot improve where we don't understand.
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I feel like Health Literacy is so important for patients to make the best decision possible for their health. I think it is especially important for Healthcare Professionals to keep this in mind when speaking to students transitioning from highschool to college or just transitioning to adulthood. Many children can take comfort in knowing that their parents or parental guirdian can make decisions for them. Kids don't have to worry about taking care of themselves or worrying about if they fully understand the information given to them because someone else will explain it in "kid terms."
What happens when they become an adult? Does anyone care about what happens? What do you think? Where do you stand on Health Literacy?
Have you ever come across a situation like this?
|Posted on October 10, 2015 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
Check out the following websites for more information on Health Literacy:
|Posted on October 9, 2015 at 8:15 PM||comments (0)|
When possible, Healthcare Professionals should try to use plain language instead of medical jargon so that patients are able to understand the information given to them and be able to make the best decisions possible for their health and wellbeing.
According to PlainLanguage.gov, Plain language (also called Plain English) is communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it. Language that is plain to one set of readers may not be plain to others. Written material is in plain language if the patient can find what they need, understand what they find, and use what they find to meet their needs. No one technique defines plain language. Rather, plain language is defined by results—it is easy to read, understand, and use. (PlainLanguage2015)
Did you know that the there is a Plain Language Act in which President Barack Obama signed the Plain Writing Act of 2010 (H.R. 946/Public Law 111-274) on October 13, 2010? The Act requires the federal government to write documents, such as tax returns, federal college aid applications, and Veterans Administration forms in simple easy-to-understand language…” Read more here (GPO 2015)
PlainLanguage.gov http://www.plainlanguage.gov/populartopics/health_literacy/index.cfm (PlainLanguage 2015)
|Posted on October 8, 2015 at 8:05 AM||comments (0)|
Here are 10 ways that healthcare professionals can help their patients.
Health Resources and Services Administration http://www.hrsa.gov/publichealth/healthliteracy/healthlitabout.html (HRSA 2015)
|Posted on October 7, 2015 at 8:40 AM||comments (0)|
In honor of Health Literacy Month, we are providing month long resources in order to help those learn to communicate health information more effectively.
"Effective Communication Tools for Healthcare Professionals (formerly Unified Health Communication – learn more about the name change) is free, on-line, go-at-your-own-pace training that has helped more than 4,000 health care professionals and students improve patient-provider communication.
Take the course any time, night or day, to improve your ability to communicate with patients and overcome barriers that can keep patients from taking their medications according to your instructions, going to the emergency room when they would be better served in primary care or otherwise preventing them from getting the full benefit of the quality care you provide.
Medically underserved patients may have particular difficulty communicating with their health care providers. If you treat patients who are low income, uninsured, and/or whose English proficiency is low, Unified Health Communication can help you:
•Acknowledge cultural diversity and deal sensitively with cultural differences that affect the way patients navigate the health care system,
•Address low health literacy and bridge knowledge gaps that can prevent patients from adhering to prevention and treatment protocols, and
•Accommodate low English proficiency and effectively use tools that don’t rely on the written or spoken word." (http://www.hrsa.gov/publichealth/healthliteracy/ )
To register, go to www.Train.org Go to exit disclaimer. and choose your course:
•Effective Healthcare Communication 100 Go to exit disclaimer. (Course ID 1010508). This course does not offer continuing education credits.
The course has five modules that will take approximately five hours to complete. You can start and stop whenever you like.
|Posted on October 6, 2015 at 8:15 AM||comments (0)|
Check out this video, "How Effective Healthcare Communication Contributes to Health Equity" published by: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA 2015) If the link below does not work: please go to https://youtu.be/dOZLf-RYvHk
"Effective healthcare communication policies and practices, including provider health literacy, contribute to improving the quality of services for culturally and linguistically diverse populations as well as people with limited health literacy skills." (HSRA 2015)
Source: (HSRA 2015) http://www.hrsa.gov/culturalcompetence/index.html
|Posted on October 5, 2015 at 8:30 AM||comments (0)|
Check out this video which is part of the health literacy educational toolkit developed by the American Medical Association Foundation. For more information about their health literacy resources, visit www.amafoundation.org/go/healthliteracy . If you cannot see the video below, here is the link: https://youtu.be/cGtTZ_vxjyA
Sources: American Medical Association http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation.page
|Posted on October 4, 2015 at 8:30 AM||comments (0)|
It is Health Literacy Month! Read some of these books in order to improve health communication. The books listed below are in random order.
|Posted on October 3, 2015 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
Who founded Health Literacy Month?
Who is Helen Osborne?
Where can I find additional information on Health Literacy?
How do I contact Helen Osborne?
What is Health Literacy Month?
What is the theme for Health Literacy Month 2015?
What are Health Literacy Heroes?
What is the website to find more October is Health Literacy Month?
|Posted on October 2, 2015 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
Health Literacy From A to Z, Second Edition: Practical Ways to Communicate your Health Message
Book by: Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR/L
Available: In print and e-book
Published: October 7, 2011. Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA.
"Clear communication of your health message can make all the difference in effective patient care. Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition is an easy to use handbook designed for the busy health professional. Filled with ideas and strategies that can be used in everyday practice, Health Literacy from A to Z is a first-of-its-kind resource. Learn the key principles and strategies of effective health communication presented in a simple, informal manner by one of the nation’s leading experts in health literacy.
Whether you are a physician, nurse, pharmacist, allied health professional, case manager, public health specialist, practice manager, health care educator, student or family caregiver this book is for you."
You can purchase this book from here: http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781449600532/
|Posted on October 1, 2015 at 8:40 AM||comments (0)|
October 2015 is Health Literacy Month. It’s about taking action and finding ways to improve health communication.(HealthLiteracyMonth)
To learn more about Health Literacy Month, contact Helen Osborne by e-mail at: Helen@healthliteracy.com or by phone at: 508-653-1199.
Sources: (HealthLiteracyMonth) http://www.healthliteracymonth.org/