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, profess
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. ...show less
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
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