Tag: health literacy

Ten things about health literacy

What is health literacy? To support health literacy, it is important to have a clear understanding of what it is. Health literacy relates to the way we access, understand, appraise, and use health information to achieve our health goals and stay healthy (Turnbull et al., 2022). Health literacy is...

Understanding and supporting health literacy

Health literacy is important when accessing, understanding and using health information, participating in health decisions, and achieving better health (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, 2014). Health literacy issues arise when a person’s knowledge, skills and capacity to understand health information clash with demands of healthcare...

Do you read or write reports about people with communication disability?

Yes? Please talk to me for my research! I want to know: When written information is accessible it means that it is easier to read and understand. Findings from this research will be used to improve allied health reports written for and about people with communication disability. I would...

“Increased Access and Use of Disability Related Information for Consumers”

I’m working through full-text screening in a systematic review and came across an article that I just had to write a post about! Fullmer S, & Majumder RK. (1991). Increased access and use of disability related information for consumers. Journal of Rehabilitation, 57(3), 17–22. cin20. This article describes how...

Promoting patient empowerment through access to information

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges recently (September, 2018) published a guide called “Please, Write to Me. Writing Outpatient Letters. Guidance.” This resource was kindly passed on to me by one of my higher degree research supervisors, who happens to be a physiotherapist. I really appreciate it when colleagues,...