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The Medical Library Association guide to health literacy

The Medical Library Association guide to health literacy

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Published by Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Medical librarianship -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,
  • Health education -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,
  • Patient education -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,
  • Literacy -- United States -- Health aspects,
  • Social medicine -- United States,
  • Medical libraries -- Reference services -- United States,
  • Libraries and illiterate persons,
  • Libraries and people with social disabilities,
  • Libraries and community,
  • Communication in medicine

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMarge Kars, Lynda M. Baker, Feleta Wilson, editors.
    GenreHandbooks, manuals, etc.
    ContributionsKars, Marge, 1947-, Baker, Lynda., Wilson, Feleta, 1945-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ675.M4 M497 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16908815M
    ISBN 109781555706258
    LC Control Number2008023323

      Health literacy is the ability to understand health information and to use that information to make good decisions about your health and medical care. Health information can overwhelm even people with advanced literacy skills. About one third of the adult population in .   Health Literacy: Report of the Council on Scientific Affairs: Recognizing that poor literacy is both common and complex, the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Scientific Affairs asked an ad hoc committee of experts to investigate the subject. This report describes (1) the consequences of poor literacy in health care settings; (2.

      The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines health literacy as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions.” On this page you will find some key research findings and resources on health literacy. At the Medical Library Association Tri-Chapter Meeting, the Philadelphia Regional Chapter awarded the Biomedical Library, School of Nursing, and the Free Library of Philadelphia the Randy Brenner Memorial Consumer Health Award for the health corners collaboration.. Pictured above, from left to right: Richard James and Barbara Cavanaugh of Penn Biomedical Library, Jamie Bowers of the Free.

    "The Medical Library Association is organized exclusively for scientific and educational purposes, and is dedicated to the support of health sciences research, education, and patient care. MLA fosters excellence in the professional achievement and leadership of health sciences library and information professionals to enhance the quality of.   This guide from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services explains health literacy basics, the connection between health literacy and health outcomes, ways to improve the usability of health information, and resources for learning more about health literacy.


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