Defining health literacy and effective communication

Royal College of Nursing

Educator: Royal College of Nursing
Course Duration: 60 minutes

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This learning module explores the concept of health literacy, an often hidden barrier to effective healthcare communication. This module explains how to detect low levels of health literacy among parents and children, and outlines the challenges to assessing health literacy levels, including the stigma and discrimination some people experience. Some basic healthcare communication strategies for supporting health literacy in practice are suggested.

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