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Health Literacy in Nursing

Providing Person-Centered Care

Terri Ann Parnell (author)

ISBN: 9780826161727

Publication Date: Sep 2014

Format: Paperback

Provides a solid foundation for developing the requisite skills nurses need to help all patients obtain and understand basic health information, so they can make appropriate health decisions. The book promotes communication strategies needed to verbally explain patient care protocols in simple, effective, and sensitive language and secondly, to provide easy-to-understand, age-and language-appropriate take-home materials that patients can read and follow when they arrive home.
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This health literacy textbook and clinical guide provides a solid foundation for developing the requisite skills nurses need to help all patients obtain and understand basic health information, so they can make appropriate health decisions. It is written for undergraduate and graduate nursing students studying to meet advance nurse practice competencies according to the Healthy People 2020 initiative to improve health literacy.

The book promotes communication strategies needed to verbally explain patient care protocols in simple, effective, and sensitive language and secondly, to provide easy-to-understand, age-and language-appropriate take-home materials that patients can read and follow when they arrive home. The text describes the consequences of poor health literacy and provides case examples drawn from real life that illustrate the use and effectiveness of developing health literacy skills. It provides clear guidance for APN competencies in all specialties. Nursing professionals can build upon the basic tools offered in the text throughout their career to stay abreast of evolving patient populations, cultural diversity demographics, and age-appropriate patient teaching content. Lastly, the material can easily be incorporated into course content regarding "special populations," (mental health, childbearing, reproductive health, end of life, and people living with disabilities) for whom health literacy often is overlooked.

Key Features:
  • Provides a solid foundation for developing skills that foster health literacy among all patients
  • Meets the regulatory and legal requirements for providing culturally sensitive, age-appropriate, and literacy-appropriate patient teaching
  • Includes guidelines for improving health literacy according to Healthy People 2020 goals
  • Includes real case examples throughout to illustrate purpose and effectiveness of fostering health literacy skills
  • Addresses in depth oral and written forms of communication
Pages 320
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Sep 2014
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
Subject/s Nursing   Public health & preventive medicine   Medical study & revision guides   Nursing specialties   patient relationship  
Terri Ann Parnell, DNP, RN, is Vice President, Community Health at North Shore LIJ Health System and Assistant Professor of Population Health at the Hofstra North-Shore LIJ School of Medicine. She is responsible for having established a diversity, inclusion, and health literacy strategic plan and is implementing initiatives that support the mission of the office across the 16-hospital Health System, its communities, and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Parnell developed an online educational module "Health Literacy: Partnering for Patient-Centered Care" and received second place in the Champion category of the Leonard G. Doak Health Literacy Innovator Award for the demonstration of commitment to excellence in health literacy within an organization. She has also received nursing awards for excellence in research, patient and family education, and community service. She is a steering committee member on the American Nurses Association Care Coordination Quality Measures Panel and a participating member on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Health Literacy. She is a frequent presenter locally, nationally, and internationally, and has published in the areas of women and heart disease, patient education, and health literacy. She is author of Heart Smart for Black Women and Latinas: A Five-Week Program for Living a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle (2008).

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