Health Literacy and Plain Language Pediatrics – PediaCast CME 089
- Dr Alex Rakowsky and Dr Mary Ann Abrams visit the studio as we consider health literacy and plain language pediatrics. Low health literacy is associated with increased emergency department visits and hospitalizations, decreased patient satisfaction, and poor health outcomes. We share tips and tricks for using plain language and teach-back to improve health literacy!
Instructions to obtain CME/CE Credit
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- Listen to the podcast.
- Complete the post test at Nationwide Children’s CloudCME.
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- Health Literacy
- Plain Language Pediatrics
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Define health literacy.
- Describe three consequences of low health literacy.
- Outline communication strategies aimed at improving health literacy.
- Incorporate plain language into conversations, educational materials and clinical teaching.
- Primary Care Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s
- Plain Language Pediatrics: Health Literacy Strategies and Communication Resources for Common Pediatric Topics (AAP)
- Health Literacy and Partnering in Your Child's Care (NCH)
- Health Literacy Toolkit (HRSA)
- Health Literacy Resources (HHS)
- Understanding Health Literacy (CDC)
- Health Literacy (NIH)
- Pediatrics in Plain Language Episodes of PediaCast
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