Defining health literacy and its importance for 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. The authors define the components of health literacy, as well as describing the extent and implications of limited health literacy for parents/caregivers and their children. The module also identifies the link between poor health literacy and health outcomes and outlines a framework for adolescent health literacy.

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