Patient Friendly Health Literature
The purpose of this article is to address the importance of this issue as it relates to the professional nurse, both at the bedside providing direct patient care, and for nurses practicing in the extended role of nurse educator. The article will focus on the first key area, that of developing written materials appropriate for those with limited reading skills.

Course Publication Date: June 26, 2019

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Author:Alison Palmer RN, BSN
Course No:PFHL062519
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Professional Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the issue of health illiteracy and its effect on health care in the United States.
  • Identify methods for assessing the readability of existing patient education materials.
  • Evaluate the readability of existing patient education materials.
  • Employ strategies for developing appropriate patient education materials.


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