By Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR/L
Available: In print and e-book
Published: October 7, 2011. Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA.
Clear communication of your health message can make all the difference in effective patient care. Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition is an easy to use handbook designed for the busy health professional. Filled with ideas and strategies that can be used in everyday practice, Health Literacy from A to Z is a first-of-its-kind resource. Learn the key principles and strategies of effective health communication presented in a simple, informal manner by one of the nation’s leading experts in health literacy.
Whether you are a physician, nurse, pharmacist, allied health professional, case manager, public health specialist, practice manager, health care educator, student or family caregiver this book is for you.
Here are some comments and reviews:
"This book is detailed, but well written and easy to read. It would prove a worthy resource for all healthcare providers and bedside caregivers as well as medical and college libraries. This is an excellent book and highly recommended."
Doody's Review of Books, awarding this book a 5-star, 100-point review
"You can read the book from A to Z, if that's your preferred approach. Or you can look up a topic of interest, such as Document Design, Interpreters and Translations, Listening and Speaking, Numeracy, Visuals, or any of the others, including several important chapters on Knowing Your Audience. My favorite way to read it is to open it up anywhere and read whatever is on that page, because everything in the book is practical what-to-do and how-to-do-it."
Naomi Karten, Author and Speaker
"This book provides a great solution to this ubiquitous problem. It's very well-written; easy to read; and chock-full of facts and information, which can be used daily in clinical practise. I especially love the Stories from Practice which provide real life examples of how these tools can be used!"
Aniruddha Malpani, MD
"As Patient/Family Education Coordinator for our hospital I spent a over a year learning "piecemeal" what is offered in a nutshell in this book. It also gives detailed "Sources to Learn More" at the end of each chapter. No digging for additional info - it is right there at your fingertips. I wish I had had this book when I first started in this postion. It would have been helpful in steering me on a more efficient path."
Bonnie Ronan, Patient/Family Education Coordinator