Helping colleagues understand health literacy

Despite the fact functional health literacy has been discussed in the professional literature for quite some time, there are health care providers who just don’t get it. They don’t get that low health literacy exists. They don’t get the impact it has on health outcomes. They don’t get why they need to ask learners to teach back self-care instructions. All learners.

So here’s a way to reach those colleagues on an affective level: Show them this 5 minute video produced by the American Medical Association.

And they thought those patients understood, just because they nodded their heads.

Maybe it’s not intentional non-compliance. Maybe the patient just didn’t know what to do . . .

Here’s the link: http://youtu.be/BgTuD7l7LG8
Once again, the link to this video is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgTuD7l7LG8

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