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Health Literacy: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Book Description

The development of better processes to relay medical information has enhanced the healthcare field. By implementing effective collaborative strategies, this ensures proper quality and instruction for both the patient and medical practitioners. Health Literacy: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice examines the latest advances in providing and helping patients and medical professionals to understand basic health information and the services that are most appropriate. Including innovative studies on interactive health information, health communication, and health education, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for professionals, researchers, academics, practitioners, and students interested in the improvement of health literacy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
  5. Section 1: Health Technology
    1. Chapter 1: Health, Digitalization, and Individual Empowerment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Using the Communication AssessmenT Checklist in Health to Assess the Communication Quality of Web Based Resources for Prostate Cancer
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR CATCH
      5. METHODS
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: E-Health
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. METHOD
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
      8. LIMITATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Using Wikipedia to Teach Written Health Communication
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. METHODOLOGY AND PEDAGOGY
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. IMPLICATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 5: Gamification to Improve Adherence to Clinical Treatment Advice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RELATIONAL AGENTS TO BUILD A WORKING ALLIANCE AND IMPROVE ADHERENCE
      5. A CASE STUDY/EXAMPLE
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    6. Chapter 6: Content Elements for Web-Based Health Promotion
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATION
      6. REFERENCES
    7. Chapter 7: A Computational Perspective of Knowledge Empowerment for Healthcare Decision Making
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. APPLICATION
      5. CONCEPTUALIZATION OF ARGUMENT
      6. COMPUTATIONAL STATEMENTS
      7. CASELET: THE COLORECTAL CANCER (CRC) HEALTH DISPARITIES MOCK SCENARIO
      8. DISCUSSION AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
    8. Chapter 8: Personal Health in My Pocket
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHO ARE mPHR USERS?
      4. WHERE AND WHERE ARE mPHRs USED?
      5. CHALLENGES FOR mPHRs
      6. OPPORTUNITIES OF mPHRs
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS FOR mPHRs
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. Chapter 9: Electronic Patient Records (EPR), Library Services (LS) and Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Meetings
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. KEY POINTS: WHAT THIS WORK ADDS
      3. INTRODUCTION
      4. OBJECTIVE
      5. THE ISSUE WITH CURRENT PRACTICE
      6. STATE OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES ‘TODAY’
      7. LITERATURE REVIEW - HEALTH AND EDUCATION OFFER IN THE HIGH STREET
      8. HEALTHCARE INTEGRATION IN THE COMMUNITY
      9. A UK PERSPECTIVE
      10. THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH LITERACY (HL)
      11. ELECTRONIC PATIENT RECORDS (EPR) – PATIENTS ACCESSING RECORDS
      12. WHAT ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ARE REQUIRED IN DEVELOPING A LIBRARIES AND HEALTH PARTNERSHIP?
      13. WHAT ABOUT LIBRARY HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS WITH PATIENT-CENTRED MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM (MDT) MEETINGS?
      14. PATIENT-CENTRED MDT MEETINGS AND THE MID-ATLANTIC RENAL COALITION (MARC) EXAMPLE
      15. DISCUSSION
      16. CONCLUSION
      17. REFERENCES
    10. Chapter 10: Creating a Supportive Environment for Self-Management in Healthcare via Patient Electronic Tools
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. GETTING PAST THE PLATEAU IN ETOOL USE
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. Chapter 11: Informatics and Health Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BENEFITS OF PHRS AND EHRS
      4. CHALLENGES TO THE USE OF PHRS AND EHRS
      5. THE BUSINESS CASE FOR PHRS AND EHRS
      6. THE STATE OF RESEARCH ON PHRS
      7. EHR AND PHR UTILIZATION: A WORLD VIEW
      8. MACRO AND MICRO FACTORS IN THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF EHR TECHNOLOGY
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  6. Section 2: Medical Practice and Treatment
    1. Chapter 12: The Perspectives of Medical Errors in the Health Care Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ADVANCED ISSUES OF MEDICAL ERRORS IN GLOBAL HEALTH CARE
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 13: Waiting for Health Care Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WAITING IN HEALTH CARE
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. SOME FIGURES FROM OUR STUDY
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
      11. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 14: The Past, the Present, and the Future
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT AND CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT
      5. E-HEALTH AND CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT
      6. CHRONIC DISEASE AND THE ‘SOCIAL’
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  7. Section 3: Patient Care
    1. Chapter 15: Best Practices to Promote Patient and Donor Engagement to Care in Living Donor Transplant
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROTOCOLS
      6. THE EVALUATION OF GITREV
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 16: A Need for Greater Collaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
      4. INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY TRANSITIONS OF CARE INITIATIVES
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. TRANSITIONS OF CARE INITIATIVES THROUGH INTERPROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION
      7. TOOLS AND PROGRAMS FOR HEALTH PROVIDERS
      8. HEALTH LITERACY
      9. PATIENT ENGAGEMENT
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. FUTURE TRENDS
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 17: Meeting Patients Where They Are
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 18: Active and Healthy Aging
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. METHOD
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTE
    5. Chapter 19: The Value of Measuring Patient Engagement in Healthcare
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: CULTURAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF PATIENT ENGAGEMENT
      4. TOWARDS A “PERSON-CENTERED” APPROACH TO HEALTH AND CARE
      5. PROMOTING PATIENTS ENGAGEMENT: THE KEY TO ACHIEVE A PERSON CENTERED MODEL OF CARE
      6. PROMOTING PATIENTS’ ENGAGEMENT: THE ROLE OF THE EMOTIONAL ELABORATION OF THE DISEASE
      7. MEASURING PATIENT ENGAGEMENT: A FUNDAMENTAL FOR PROMOTING HEALTHCARE QUALITY
      8. THE CURRENT MEASUREMENT TOOLS FOR ASSESSING PATIENT ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT IN THEIR CARE
      9. MEASURING THE PATIENTS’ ABILITY TO SELF-MANAGE THEIR HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE
      10. MEASURING PATIENTS’ ENGAGEMENT PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIENCE: THE PATIENT HEALTH ENGAGEMENT SCALE (PHE-s
      11. APPLICATION OF THE PHE-S IN CLINICAL SETTINGS
      12. THE PHE SCALE AS A GUIDELINE FOR CLINICAL ACTIONS
      13. CONCLUSION
      14. REFERENCES
      15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 20: The Patient-Centered Medicine as the Theoretical Framework for Patient Engagement
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHRONICITY AND MULTIMORBIDITY: NEW CHALLENGES FOR MEDICINE
      5. DRAWING THE ROADMAP TOWARDS PATIENT ENGAGEMENT, PATIENT-CENTRED MEDICINE AND CHRONIC DISEASE
      6. SOLUTIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 21: LiveWell – Promoting Healthy Living and Wellbeing for Parkinson Patients through Social Network and ICT Training
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. BACKGROUND: MOTIVATION AND MAIN CHALLENGES THAT LIVEWELL IS ATTEMPTING TO ADDRESS
      3. 2. PROJECT OVERVIEW (2012-2014): OBJECTIVES AND METHODS
      4. 3. RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
      5. 4. LIMITATIONS
      6. 5. SUMMARY DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
  8. Section 4: Patient Education
    1. Chapter 22: Knowledge in Action
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FROM INK TO BYTES: THE EMERGENCE OF THE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD
      4. TECHNOLOGY AND THE PATIENT
      5. FROM INFORMATION LITERACY TO HEALTH INFORMATION LITERACY
      6. TECHNOLOGY’S IMPACT ON THE MEDICAL ENCOUNTER
      7. ENGAGING PATIENTS IN THEIR OWN CARE
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 23: Literacy and Decision Making on Health Issues among Married Women in Southwest Nigeria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. PRELIMINARIES
      3. THE SURVEY
      4. DATA ANALYSIS
      5. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 24: The Power of Collaborative Inquiry and Metaphor in Meeting the Health Literacy Needs of Rural Immigrant Women
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SETTING THE CONTEXT
      4. OLD COLONY MENNONITES
      5. A HEALTH LITERACY INTERVENTION
      6. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      7. FINDINGS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS