Health Literacy Clear Communication Workshop: Our Ethical Responsibility

Presenter: Ann Marie Loiseau, DNP, MS, BSN, RN, CCM is a registered nurse, with a doctor of nursing practice degree.  She also has a Master of Science in education.  She is a certified case manager, school nurse, and elementary education teacher.  She has RN experience as a hospital staff nurse in medical/surgical and pediatric units, ambulatory care, home health, and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.  She was a case manager for individuals who suffered injuries in a motor vehicle or occupational accident, or had a long-term disability.  She has been the Director of Services at Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates, a large physician practice, since 1994.

Date/Time: May 9, 2017 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Description: The majority of adults have difficulty finding, processing, and understanding basic health information; yet low health literacy can be difficult to detect.  Low health literacy is associated with poor health outcomes including frequent emergency department visits, more hospitalizations with longer stays, and higher mortality.  Print education material, the most common source of health information, is often written at a high reading level.  Compounding the problem, many practicing nurses may have limited education and experience with health literacy.  An overview of health literacy will be presented with a discussion of the results from a study that evaluated nurse’s knowledge and experience prior to and following a health literacy education program.  The study used a convenience sample of nurses from a state OHN conference with a pretest-posttest design.  Recommendations including future directions to improve nurses’ knowledge and implement health literacy into practice will be discussed.

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Jointly Provided by AAOHN and the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering