Presentation Title

Improving Health Literacy for Positive Patient Outcomes

University

Shawnee State University

Major

Nursing

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

Presentation Types

Oral Group Presentation

Keywords:

Health Literacy, Nursing, Teaching

Description

Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions (Health.gov, 2017). Unfortunately, a large portion of the American population has low literacy skills coupled with low socioeconomic status, resulting in an increase of individuals experiencing poor health outcomes. The professional nurse plays an integral role in educating patients and their family members. Students will report on evidence based practice related to assessment of health literacy skills and the teaching interventions provided to patients to improve their health literacy and promote positive outcomes.

Faculty Sponsor Name

Adair Carroll

Faculty Sponsor Title

Associate Professor of Nursing

Faculty Sponsor Academic Department

Nursing

Location

MUC 214

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Improving Health Literacy for Positive Patient Outcomes

MUC 214

Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions (Health.gov, 2017). Unfortunately, a large portion of the American population has low literacy skills coupled with low socioeconomic status, resulting in an increase of individuals experiencing poor health outcomes. The professional nurse plays an integral role in educating patients and their family members. Students will report on evidence based practice related to assessment of health literacy skills and the teaching interventions provided to patients to improve their health literacy and promote positive outcomes.