Communication among Patients and Practitioners: Enhancing Adherence and Safety

MODULE INFORMATION

Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

Continuing Education Credits Available for the Following Disciplines:
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Overview

More than one-third of U.S. patients are health illiterate and older adult health literacy levels are lower than younger adults. Lower health literacy is related to low patient adherence, poor health quality and outcomes, reduced patient safety, and higher rates of disease and mortality. Participate in this module to learn about health literacy disparities across populations and to develop strategies to address poor health literacy. This module will enable you to create and deliver patient education strategies using a variety of skills and communication techniques to meet the needs of the older adult population.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  1. Restate health literacy disparities across populations
  2. Discuss the impact of low health literacy on patient safety and health outcomes
  3. Summarize how the Health Literate Care Model can be applied to practice
  4. Identify tools from the Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit that can be used to promote better health outcomes and improve safety
  5. Identify key tips for creating and delivering health education using a variety of written and online sources

Authors:
Naomi Twigg, PhD, PHCNS-BC, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Health Systems Science
Institute for Healthcare Innovation
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Ashkan Zarrieneh, MPH
Research Specialist (2015-2016), ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Authors Bios:

Dr. Naomi Twigg, PhD, MS, has been practicing as a Registered Nurse since 2003 and as an Advance Practice Nurse since 2008. Currently, she teaches graduate courses in public health at the College of Nursing. Her program of research is focused on the development of a model to address the aftercare service needs of domestic minors of sex trafficking. Her clinical expertise as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Public Health is in care coordination/case management, transitional care, chronic care management and critical incident management for individuals with disabilities residing in the community.


Ashkan Zarrieneh, MPH, received both his bachelor’s in Neuroscience and Masters in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is very delighted to have been part of the ENGAGE-IL initiative. His research has primarily been based in the aging field and he is looking forward to continue working with the geriatric population to develop multiple mechanisms in extending their lifespan.

Editors:
Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Expert Interviewee:
Naomi Twigg, PhD, PHCNS-BC, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Health Systems Science
Institute for Healthcare Innovation
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

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