Health Literacy refers to a person’s ability to access, read, understand and use health related information to make informed decisions and modify behaviours that affect their healthcare needs. Promoting health literacy among patients creates a more collaborative care environment, one that empowers patients to have greater involvement and control over health decisions.
During this 3.5 hour workshop, participants will gain an understanding of Health Literacy concepts and learn practical skills for clear and effective communication with patients and family members.
DID YOU KNOW?
60% of adult Canadians do not have the necessary literacy skills to manage their health adequately?
- Defining "Health Literacy"
- Identifying prevalence and effects of low health literacy
- Understanding their role and importance clearly
- Applying "Universal Precautions" in health communication
Please Note: there will be a $50 no show fee if participants do not call us within 72 hours to cancel their registration
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