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Defining health literacy and effective communication

Defining health literacy and effective communication

Defining health literacy and effective communication

Veronica Lambert and Deborah Keogh
Veronica Lambert and Deborah Keogh
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

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Launch date: 26 Jan 2018

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Last updated: 27 Aug 2018

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This learning module explores the concept of health literacy, an often hidden barrier to effective healthcare communication. This module explains how to detect low levels of health literacy among parents and children, and outlines the challenges to assessing health literacy levels, including the stigma and discrimination some people experience. Some basic healthcare communication strategies for supporting health literacy in practice are suggested.

Objectives

After completing this module you should be able to:
1. Reflect on health literacy implications in caring for children and their parents.

2. Understand the challenges to measuring health literacy levels.

3. Identify warning signs to help identify low health literacy.

4. Consider communication strategies for promoting health literacy in practice.
Veronica Lambert and Deborah Keogh

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Veronica Lambert and Deborah Keogh
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

Veronica Lambert, Lecturer, School of nursing and human sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland.
Deborah Keogh, At the time of writing, fourth-year undergraduate nursing student, Dublin City University, Ireland.

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  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • 1.00 Hours

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