Health Literacy From A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message

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Health Literacy From A to Z, Second Edition is included in the 2015 edition of the essential collection of Doody's Core Titles.

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AWARDS for The Second Edition:
Two-time winner of New England Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association awards:
2012 Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication
2012 Neil Duane Award of Distinction
2012 Medical Book Awards: Honorable Mention in the Non-Physicians category

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.

Instructor Resources include a Sample Syllabus and PowerPoint Presentations.

What's New in the Second Edition of Health Literacy from A to Z

The Second Edition is updated and revised to reflect current health literacy research and practice with new information about timely health literacy topics. This edition has 14 new chapters including 4 chapters about "Technology" and 7 chapters focused on "Know Your Audience."

Highlights

· "Starting Points" with an introduction to key information.
· "Strategies, Ideas, and Suggestions" with lots of practical, how-to tips.
· "Stories from Practice" showcasing real-life experiences from a wide range of perspectives to help make key points come alive.
· "Sources to Learn More" including an extensive list of books, articles, websites, podcasts, and other resources.

New Topics

· Business Side of Health Literacy
· Communicating When Patients Feel Scared, Sick, and Overwhelmed
· General Public: Talking with Patients about What They Learn from the Media
· Organizational Efforts, Advocacy, and Collaborations
· Regulatory and Legal Language
· Website Writing
· Blogs and Social Media
· Audio Podcasts
· Email and Text Messages
· Interactive Multimedia
· Sections focusing on, "Know Your Audience" with in-depth information about:
Children and Youth
Emotions and Cognition
Hearing Loss
Language and Culture
Literacy
Older Adults
Vision Problems

The First Edition was the 2006 Winner of the New England Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association, Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication!

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  • "This timeless guide is essential for health communicators. Especially in this era of complex, consumer-driver health care, Health Literacy from A to Z is like having a trusted colleague offer thoughtful, clear, practical advice for making health information usable, understandable, and always respectful." Leigh Curtin-Wilding, MSc, Director of Boston University's Communication Graduate Program
  • "I especially love the chapter on 'Know Your Audience: Emotions and Cognition.' I wish every intern and attending physician would have this as required reading." Steven Grossman, MD, PhD, Chair of the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Palliative Care at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • "Health Literacy from A to Z is one of my favorite entry-level resources for health literacy. Helen Osborne's book and website are valuable for both beginners and seasoned health literacy champions." Fran Robinson, Patient Education Coordinator, Health Education Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

About the Author:

Helen Osborne M.Ed., OTR/L. Recognized for her expertise in health literacy, Helen helps health professionals communicate in ways that patients and their families can understand. She does so through a range of consulting, training, and writing services. Helen is president of Health Literacy Consulting based in Natick, Massachusetts. She is also the founder of Health Literacy Month, a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about the importance of understandable health information. In addition, Helen produces and hosts the podcast series, Health Literacy Out Loud. Helen brings clinical experience, educational training, and patient perspective to all her work. She gives health literacy presentations across the United States and Canada as well as overseas. She also serves as a plain language writer/editor on numerous projects. Several of these have won plain language awards from the National Institutes of Health. For many years, Helen was a columnist for theBoston Globe Media s On Call magazine, writing about patient education and healthcare communication. She is the author of several books, including the award-winning Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message -- considered by many as the most important health literacy reference today.

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