Promoting Health Literacy with Vulnerable Behavioral Health Clients

@article{Fetter2009PromotingHL,
  title={Promoting Health Literacy with Vulnerable Behavioral Health Clients},
  author={M. Fetter},
  journal={Issues in Mental Health Nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={30},
  pages={798 - 802}
}
  • M. Fetter
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Issues in Mental Health Nursing
More than the ability to read pamphlets, Health Literacy (HL) addresses skills involved in obtaining health information and services and making appropriate health decisions (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2004). Low HL affects 39% or 90 million adult Americans, a higher prevalence than for obesity, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and breast cancer combined (Partnership for Clear Health Communication, 2008). Lower levels of HL are associated with increased rates of hospital admission and health expenditures… Expand
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