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Matching clinical information with levels of patient health literacy

01 June 2013

Nursing Management

Feature

Good communication between healthcare professionals and patients is central to therapeutic relationships, and patients need to know how to access, understand and...

Promoting health literacy in patients with diabetes

26 October 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Diabetes mellitus is a complex long-term condition. To achieve best outcomes, patients must have a good understanding of the condition and should adopt a vigilant...

Health literacy and long-term conditions

02 September 2009

Primary Health Care

General

Health literacy (HL) is a complex and interesting concept. There is increasing focus on the importance of HL for patients and practitioners in the UK. This article...

Health literacy and its importance for effective communication. Part 2

07 May 2014

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

This is the second of two articles exploring the concept of health literacy, an often hidden barrier to effective healthcare communication. Part 1 was published in...

Health literacy and its importance for effective communication. Part 1

08 April 2014

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

This is the first of two articles exploring the concept of health literacy, an often hidden barrier to effective healthcare communication. The authors define the...

Health literacy: a study of internet-based information on advance directives

28 November 2017

Nursing Management

Evidence & practice

Aim The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality and value of web-based information on advance directives. Internet-based information on advance directives was...