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Description - Health Literacy in Primary Care by Gloria G. Mayer

In this comprehensive volume, the authors present the major issues in health literacy from the standpoint of the patient, as well as the challenges that the problem places on health care providers. It encompasses and distills some specific methodologies that have been demonstratively effective in communicating with low-literate patients. This book: increases the understanding of the problem of low health literacy and presents solutions and resources for health care providers; provides tests to assess literacy levels; offers guidelines for designing and writing educational material for low literacy clients; and, describes alternatives to written forms of patient communication.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826102294
ISBN-10: 0826102298
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 216mm x 16mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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