ABCs of Teaching Persons with Low Literacy Skills about Diabetes
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn how to educate patients about diabetes when the patient has low literacy skills.

Course Publication Date: March 14, 2018

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:LD030718
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues

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Learning Objectives
  • Define criteria for producing patient education materials and evaluating the appropriateness of existing materials for patients with low literacy skills.
  • Discuss functional literacy and health literacy.
  • Explain the magnitude and health-related implications of the literacy problem in the U.S.
  • Compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of several common strategies for assessing literacy in clinic populations.
  • Examine whether their current teaching strategies meet the needs of persons with low literacy skills.


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