Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Health Literacy
for Clinical Accuracy:
"Health Literacy" is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.
1. Identify the age group in the US population that has the highest prevalence of limited health literacy
2. State the grade level at which handouts for patients should be written
3. Identify tools and approaches to communication that are recommended to enhance patient’s understanding of what they need to do to care for their medical problems
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines:
Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as
(1) content is not changed,
(2) no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
(3) authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
(4) the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
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Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
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Dr. Barry Weiss. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Health Literacy. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20210