Virginia Adult Education Health Literacy Toolkit

Author: Kate Singleton

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:979126153

Category:

Page: 208

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The Virginia Adult Education Health Literacy Toolkit grew from many teachers' observations of adult literacy learners whose education paused or ended because a small health problem became bigger and brought on a host of other difficulties. Many adult learners, particularly those with the lowest literacy skills, are unaware of accessible health care options for the un- and underinsured and have a limited understanding of prevention of those conditions for which they are at increased risk. Those who are able to access care often do not know how to advocate for themselves in the complex, changing U.S. health care system. The spoken and written language of the U.S. health care culture seems to them beyond their reach. This Toolkit is a resource to help adult education instructors and administrators better understand the problem of health literacy as it affects their learners. It is designed to support creative approaches to help learners increase health literacy as they engage in sound, productive adult literacy instruction. Information and resources are provided to educate the educator about health care in the United States and cultural issues relating to health, and to simplify creation of health lessons and curricula for teachers and programs.
Virginia Adult Education Health Literacy Toolkit

Author: Kate Singleton (Comp)

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:279305255

Category: Adult education

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This toolkit is a resource to help adult education instructors and administrators better understand the problem of health literacy as it affects their learners. It is designed to support creative approaches to helping learners increase their health literacy as they engage in sound, productive adult literacy instruction. Information resources are provided to educate the educator about health care in the United States and cultural issues relating to health, and to simplify creation of health lessons and curricula for teachers and programs. Five sections examine the following: (1) "What Is Health Literacy?" (definitions of health literacy from various stakeholders); (2) "Why Is Health Literacy So Important?" (statistics and background information on health care among different population groups); (3) What Resources Are Available?" (affordable health services, potential program collaborators and funders, and Web and print health teaching resources for use with adults); (4) "Teaching Health Topics"; (the actual teaching of health, with recommendations for teaching approaches, content ideas, curriculum design, instructional supports, and learner projects); and (5) "Addressing Teachers' Concerns about Teaching Health" (suggestions for ways to keep instruction of health topics engaging, informative, and productive while minimizing teacher and learner discomfort). (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education.) (SM).
Health and Wellness Concerns for Racial, Ethnic, and Sexual Minorities

Author: Joshua C. Collins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118916445

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Minority status in the United States often accompanies diminished access to education, employment, and subsequently health care. This volume explores factors that have contributed to health disparities among racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities. Focused on developing strategies for understanding these disparities and promoting wellness in minority communities, the authors highlight social forces such as racism, ethnocentrism, sexism, and homophobia, which continue to influence not only access to and quality of care but also perception and trust of health care professionals. The authors identify several common themes, including the importance of communication, intentional and unintentional discriminatory structures, and perhaps most significantly, the role of culturally relevant learning sites. This is the 142nd volume of the Jossey Bass series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.
Communication in Palliative Nursing

Author: Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199796823

Category: Medical

Page: 286

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This book unites complementary work in communication studies and nursing research to present a theoretically grounded curriculum for teaching palliative care communication to nurses. The chapters outline the COMFORT curriculum. Central to this curriculum is the need for nurses to practice self-care.
The Medical Library Association Guide to Health Literacy

Author: Marge Kars

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015077658246

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Helps you understand the role that medical, hospital, public, and health libraries are uniquely qualified to play in improving health literacy. This work teaches you ways to use collection development, the reference interview, community health information, and Web resources, as well as strategies for working with special needs populations.
Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

Author: Kate Curtis

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729584593

Category: Medical

Page: 1472

View: 402

The second edition of Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of clinical procedures and issues encountered in contemporary emergency care in Australia and New Zealand. Written by leading academics and clinicians, this fully revised and updated edition follows the patient’s journey from pre-hospital retrieval to definitive care. With a strong focus on multidisciplinary care, this evidence-based emergency and trauma resource will appeal to pre-hospital care providers, rural, remote and urban emergency nurses and allied health professionals, as well as disaster management and interfacility transport staff. Essential concepts are covered in a logical order, commencing with: An introduction to emergency professions and professional issues Clinical and health systems Patient presentations ordered by body system as well as toxicology, envenomation, ocular, environmental emergencies and unique population groups Major trauma assessment and management and end-of-life care information and considerations. Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics 2e continues to be the pre-eminent resource for students preparing to enter the emergency environment and for clinicians seeking a greater understanding of multidisciplinary care from retrieval through to rehabilitation. A cultural safety approach is included throughout - addressing cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Mãori health Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips throughout assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies are supported by questions and answers to encourage active learning New online resources available on Evolve, including over 30 new case studies with paramedic-specific questions. Highlighted skills - cross references to the Clinical Skills chapter throughout text Over 30 new case studies Patient journey from pre-hospital and emergency-specific case studies Critical thinking questions at the end of chapters Chapter 35 Obstetric emergencies now includes 'Supporting a normal birth'.
Nurse as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice

Author: Bastable

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781284127201

Category: Medical

Page: 692

View: 315

urse as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice, Fifth Edition prepares nurse educators, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners for their ever-increasing role in patient teaching, health education, health promotion, and nursing education.
Health Professional as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning

Author: Susan B. Bastable

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781284155204

Category: Medical

Page: 625

View: 748

Written for health professionals, the Second Edition of Health Professional as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning focuses on the daily education of patients, clients, fellow colleagues, and students in both clinical and classroom settings. Written by renowned educators and authors from a wide range of health backgrounds, this comprehensive text not only covers teaching and learning techniques, but reinforces concepts with strategies, learning styles, and teaching plans. The Second Edition focuses on a range of audiences making it an excellent resource for those in all healthcare professions, regardless of level of educational program. Comprehensive in its scope and depth of information, students will learn to effectively educate patients, students, and colleagues throughout the course of their careers.
Transformational Tool Kit for Front Line Nurses, An Issue of Nursing Clinics of North America,

Author: Francisca Cisneros Farrar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323356831

Category: Medical

Page: 241

View: 698

Nurses are faced with unprecedented challenges and opportunities. Healthcare delivery models are transforming that require adaptive and flexible nurses. The primary role of the frontline nurse is providing patient care. To be successful in this role it requires numerous competencies supported by evidence-based data. Frontline bedside nurses are fundamental to the success of value-based care delivery models. These transformational models rely on robust nursing contributions for success. Most frontline nurses don't understand value-based care models and their role in promoting positive outcomes for reimbursement. This issue is a tool kit to empower our frontline nurses for challenges they are facing with transformations occurring at their bedside practice site. The articles will be a best practice handbook for frontline nurses by providing resources to develop clinical skills to provide safe, quality, and accountable patient care needed for new healthcare delivery models.
International Handbook of Health Literacy

Author: Okan, Orkan

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447344513

Category: Medical

Page: 622

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Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC license. Health literacy addresses a range of social dimensions of health including knowledge, navigation, communication as well as individual and organizational skills for accessing, understanding, evaluating and using of information. Especially over the past decade, health literacy has become a major public health concern globally as an asset for promoting health, wellbeing and sustainable development. This comprehensive handbook provides an invaluable overview of current international thinking about health literacy, highlighting cutting edge research, policy and practice in the field. With a diverse team of contributors, the book addresses health literacy across the life-span and offers insights from different populations and settings. Providing a wide range of major findings, the book outlines current discourse in the field and examines necessary future dialogues and new perspectives.