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Health Literacy from A to Z : Practical Ways to Communicate your Health Message

Health Literacy from A to Z : Practical Ways to Communicate your Health Message - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0763745509

Cover of Health Literacy from A to Z : Practical Ways to Communicate your Health Message 04 (ISBN 978-0763745509)
ISBN13: 978-0763745509
ISBN10: 0763745502
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Published: 2004
International: No

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Health Literacy from A to Z : Practical Ways to Communicate your Health Message - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0763745509

Helen Osborne

ISBN13: 978-0763745509
ISBN10: 0763745502
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Research shows that nearly half of all Americans have difficulty understanding and using health information. The need for a health literacy resource has never been greater. Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message is an innovative and easy-to-use resource guide on ways to effectively convey health information. Whether you are a health provider, public health specialist, health educator, practice manager, literacy teacher, professor, student, or librarian, this book is for you.

Table of Contents

Foreword
About health literacy
Assessing literacy in healthcare
Assessing readability
Bulleted lists
Choosing, adapting, and reviewing teaching materials
Consumer health libraries
Decision aids and shared decision-making
Email
Ethics of simplicity
Feedback : interviews and focus groups
Feng shui and other environmental considerations
Forms and other "reading-to-do" documents
Groups, classes, and educational programs
Hearing : communicating with people who are deaf or hard of hearing
Helping patients prepare for and participate in healthcare
Helping patients remember and follow medical instructions
Humor
Internet information
Interpreters : foreign and American Sign Language
Knowledge : learning and teaching
Language and culture : communicating with people from other languages and lands
Literacy : communicating with people who do not read or read well
Media : videotapes, audiotapes, CDs, and DVDs
Medical-legal documents
Metaphors and analogies
Numbers
Objects and models
Older adults
Pictographs
Plain language
Quality
Risk communication
Signs, maps, and other navigation tools
Stories and narratives
Talking and listening
Telephone
Touchscreen technology
Translations
Universal design in print and on the Web
Vision : communication with people who are blind or have limited vision
Visuals
Website design
Word choice
X-tras
You : empathy and humanity
Zest and pizzazz
Eight ways you can improve health communication