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NP suggests ways to combat poor health literacy

Written By Kamasirna Land on 5.06.2011 | 09:54

Increased utilization of health literacy screening tools by medical providers can lead to better communication with patients and quality outcomes, nurse practitioner Ellen C. Mullen said at the 36th Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society. Mullen recommended several ways to help patients with low health literacy, including crafting reading materials below fifth-grade level, ensuring availability of hearing aids and other assistive devices and involving a caregiver or a loved one. Nurse.com

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