Enhancing Patient Outcomes through Clear Health Communication

Nurse and elderly man spending time together — Image by © Jose Luis Pelaez, Inc./Blend Images/Corbis

Are you aware of your patients’ ability to understand and act on the information you give them? There is evidence that health care providers overestimate what patients are able to understand. Low health literacy is associated with higher mortality, higher rates of hospitalization and readmission, and poor self-management skills for chronic disease. This workshop covers the basics of health literacy & clear communication including tools that will assist you in creating easy-to-read materials.

To learn how to better communicate with patients, attend an Enhancing Patient Outcomes through Clear Health Communication workshop on July 23, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), Classroom LL05. Visit the HS/HSL website to register. Registration is encouraged but not required to attend.

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