Health Literacy: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Health Literacy: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Release Date: April, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 517
ISBN13: 9781522519287|ISBN10: 1522519289|EISBN13: 9781522519294|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1928-7


The development of better processes to relay medical information has enhanced the healthcare field. By implementing effective collaborative strategies, this ensures proper quality and instruction for both the patient and medical practitioners.

Health Literacy: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice examines the latest advances in providing and helping patients and medical professionals to understand basic health information and the services that are most appropriate. Including innovative studies on interactive health information, health communication, and health education, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for professionals, researchers, academics, practitioners, and students interested in the improvement of health literacy.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Consumer Health Information
  • E-Health
  • Functional Health Literacy
  • Health Communication
  • Health Education
  • Interactive Health Information
  • Public Health Systems

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) is a research-based professional organization dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information resources management in modern organizations. IRMA's primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing information resources as key enterprise assets among IRM/IT professionals. IRMA brings together researchers, practitioners, academicians, and policy makers in information technology management from over 50 countries.