Understanding Health Literacy Implications for Medicine and Public Health

ISBN-10: 1579476309

ISBN-13: 9781579476304

Edition: 2004

Authors: Joanne G. Schwartzberg, Jonathan VanGeest, Claire Wang

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rganized into four distinct sections, this book offers findings and raises questions to lead to progressive communication and investigation around the issue of health literacy in the context of the individual, the community, and patient-physician interaction.
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: American Medical Association
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Editors and Chapter Authors
Reviewers
Acknowledgments
Overview of Health Literacy in Health Care
Understanding Health Literacy
Epidemiology of Low Health Literacy
The Patient Perspective
Literacy Skills of US Adults
What Does Low Literacy Mean?
Literacy Demands in Health Care Settings: The Patient Perspective
Health Literacy and Communication
Health Literacy and the Patient-Provider Relationship
Participatory Decision-Making in the Medical Encounter and Its Relationship to Patient Literacy
The Challenges of Informed Consent for Low-Literate Populations
Using the Internet to Move Beyond the Brochure and Improve Health Literacy
Health Literacy and the Delivery of Health Care
Literacy Testing in Health Care Research
A Conceptual Framework for the Relationship between Health Literacy and Health Care Outcomes: The Chronic Disease Exemplar
Health Literacy and Health Outcomes: Overview of the Literature
Glossary
Information for Ordering Literacy Tests
Index
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