Overcoming Low Health Literacy

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Donald D. Kautz, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Low health literacy is so widespread among patients in outpatient settings, some authors have called it a silent epidemic.[1] Research continues to show that many patients don't understand the recommendations given to them by their healthcare providers.[2,3] Because of this lack of understanding, these patients can't follow directions to adopt healthful lifestyle behaviors, make wise healthcare decisions, actively participate in their plan of care, manage medication regimens, and follow their healthcare providers' treatment advice.

Additional Information

Nursing Critical Care, 7(4), 22-27
Language: English
Date: 2012
Baker's model of health literacy, Critical Care, Health Literacy

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