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APA format 2 and half pages long 2 references 1 being from Walden U Library Due Wednesday May 102017 1600(4pm EST) Please scroll down as the assignment kept going further down on page. Thank You
Discussion: Health Literacy
In order to effectively manage their own health individuals need to have competencies in two areasbasic literacy and basic health literacy. What is the difference? Basic literacy refers to the ability to read even simple language. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions (National Coalition for Literacy 2009). Unfortunately according to a Department of Education report on health literacy only 12% of adults aged 16 and older are considered to have a proficient level of health literacy (U.S. Department of Education 2006). Acquiring health literacy skills has become more complicated with the explosion of online health information some credible and some misleading.
In this Discussion you focus on how to help individuals find credible information on the Internet and develop strategies nurses can use to increase the health literacy of their patients.
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