Health Literacy in Nursing: Providing Person-Centered Care

Author: Terri Ann Parnell, MA, DNP, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Date Published: 2015
Pages: 291
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2020

CCRNs: This course is eligible for new synergy model Category B.

Promoting the health literacy of patients across all settings is an essential component of prevention, wellness, and effective medical treatment. Health Literacy in Nursing: Providing Person-Centered Care provides an overview of health literacy, discusses the magnitude of the issue, and explains implications of low health literacy. It details strategies to enhance effective communication between patients and nurses.


Part I - Health Literacy: The Magnitude of the Problem

  • Low Health Literacy and Implications
  • Delivering Patient-Centered Care in a Diverse Environment
  • The Health Literacy Environment: Enhancing Access and Wayfinding
  • The Health Literacy Tipping Point

Part II - Oral Communication

  • Effective Communication and Plain Language
  • Role of Culture, Language, and Communication Access Services
  • Nursing Strategies to Enhance Effective Communication

Part III - Written Health Communication

  • Content Development
  • Design Development

Part IV - Health Literacy and Unique Populations

  • End of Life and Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Older Adults
  • Research Participants

Pilot Study Nurse Comments

  • Health lit should be a required course for every nurse. SO important! I loved this book and I will reread it for a reference!
  • After completing I feel like I have actually learned something. Above all this course gave me more insight into patient teaching. 
  • The course is very important. I think the patient often gets lost and doesn’t understand what is presented medically because it is not always clear. I think this course should be required. The medical community forgets to present material in a clear concise way.
  • This was excellent and information that was new to me. It made me think about the importance of health literacy. I have been in nursing for so long I had forgotten how medical terms can be so new and confusing to others.

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