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Health Literacy: Overcoming Patient Misunderstanding in Pharmaceutical Care

Filling the gap between doctor and patient, pharmacists are in an ideal position to positively influence health literacy. After a concise examination of health literacy—what it is, how it impacts health care, and how it may present during patient/pharmacist interactions—this program employs four scenarios to illustrate how to read the signs of low health literacy and then tailor information and instructions to ensure that the patient understands. (15 minutes)

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Health Literacy
Learn the definition of health literacy. Literacy is not the same as health literacy. Healthcare practitioners widely overestimate the literacy of their patients. Learn the impact of low health literacy on healthcare and pharmaceutical use. Key risk factors for and signs of limited literacy are included.