Optimizing Health Literacy for Improved Clinical Practices
Core Reference Title

Optimizing Health Literacy for Improved Clinical Practices

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Medicine & Healthcare for 2019.

Vassilios E. Papalois (Imperial College, UK) and Maria Theodosopoulou (Imperial College, UK)
Release Date: June, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 338
ISBN13: 9781522540748|ISBN10: 1522540741|EISBN13: 9781522540755|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4074-8


Scientific evidence from different countries around the globe shows that those with low or inadequate health-related knowledge and skills include all ages, social, and economic backgrounds. The consequences of this inadequacy simultaneously affect individuals, healthcare systems, and society in many ways, such as healthcare quality and cost. Research on health literacy can provide insight on how to improve the communication of health issues, raise awareness, and promote the lifelong learning of patients and healthcare professionals.

Optimizing Health Literacy for Improved Clinical Practices examines the latest advances in providing and helping patients and medical professionals to understand basic health information and the services that are most appropriate. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as patient engagement, mobile health, and health communication, this book is geared towards medical professionals, hospital adminstrators, healthcare providers, academicians, and researchers in the field.

Topics Covered

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

  • Care Management
  • Chronic Disease
  • Digital Literacy
  • Electronic Health
  • Health Communication
  • Mobile Health
  • Patient Education
  • Patient Engagement
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement
  • Urban Health

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