Health Literacy—Evaluation of Patient Forms / Educational Materials

Assignment: Health Literacy—Evaluation of Patient Forms / Educational Materials

Health information literacy has become an important aspect of quality care that is also critical for patient safety and culturally competent care. In this Assignment, you are asked to evaluate a document in your agency to determine the appropriateness of the images and level of language used. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s publication in this week’s Resources will guide you through the review of the document.
For this Assignment:

Review the Resources for this week.
Locate a patient-related document that is given to patients in your practice area or an area with which you are familiar. This document could be admission paperwork, health education materials, or other materials that are provided to a patient to inform them about health care decisions.
Save this original document either as a file or in a portable document format (PDF) file to be submitted with this Assignment.
Assess the selected document using the “Checklist for Easy-to-Understand Print Materials” in this week’s Resources.
Review the checklist and determine how each area meets or does not meet the guidelines provided.
Evaluate the document in each of the six areas: message content, text appearance, visuals, layout and design, translation, and understandability. For each area, provide a summary of your assessment according to the criteria given.
Include a brief summary (250 to 350 words) of the selected patient materials, how they are used in the facility, why they have been selected, and what improvements were made.

Include a minimum of three resources from the professional nursing literature in the assigned course readings and other references in the Walden Library (Include the “Checklist for Easy to Understand Print Materials “as a reference). If relevant, you may use one or two professional web sites in addition to the literature references.
 Required Reading
Hebda, T., Hunter, K., & Czar, P. (2019). Handbook of informatics for nurses & health care professionals (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Chapter 10, Improving the Usability of Health Informatics Applications (pp. 167-187)
Chapter 18, “Consumer Health Informatics” (pp.376-377, 380-385)
Chapter 14, “Information Networks and Information Exchange” (pp. 271-290)

Eadie, C. (2014). Health Literacy: A Conceptual Review. MEDSURG Nursing, 23(1), 1–13
Harris, L., Thomas, V., & Fox, M. (2015). The Influence of Health Care Literacy on the Use of PHRs among Older Adults. MEDSURG Nursing, 24(4), 283–285.


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