eBook Health Literacy: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1522519297
  • ISBN-13: 9781522519294
  • DDC: 362.1
  • 517 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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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. This book 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

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Health Technology.
1: Health, Digitalization, and Individual Empowerment.
2: Using the Communication AssessmenT Checklist in Health to Assess the Communication Quality of Web Based Resources for Prostate Cancer.
3: E-Health: Modern Communication Technology Platforms for Accessing Health Information.
4: Using Wikipedia to Teach Written Health Communication.
5: Gamification to Improve Adherence to Clinical Treatment Advice: Improving Adherence to Clinical Treatment.
6: Content Elements for Web-Based Health Promotion.
7: A Computational Perspective of Knowledge Empowerment for Healthcare Decision Making: Computational Perspective of Knowledge Empowerment.
8: Personal Health in My Pocket: Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Research Directions in Mobile Personal Health Records.
9: Electronic Patient Records (EPR), Library Services (LS) and Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Meetings: Is It Not Time to Integrate Primary Care for the Better?.
10: Creating a Supportive Environment for Self-Management in Healthcare via Patient Electronic Tools.
11: Informatics and Health Services: The Potential Benefits and Challenges of Electronic Health Records and Personal Electronic Health Records in Patient Care, Cost Control, and Health Research – An Overview.
Medical Practice and Treatment.
12: The Perspectives of Medical Errors in the Health Care Industry.
13: Waiting for Health Care Services.
14: The Past, the Present, and the Future: Examining the Role of the “Social” in Transforming Personal Healthcare Management of Chronic Disease.
Patient Care.
15: Best Practices to Promote Patient and Donor Engagement to Care in Living Donor Transplant.
16: A Need for Greater Collaboration: Initiatives to Improve Transitions of Care.
17: Meeting Patients Where They Are: Using Multimedia and Interactive Voice Technology to Humanize Communication and Engage Patients.
18: Active and Healthy Aging: Satisfaction with Health Services by Elderly Patients in Turkey.
19: The Value of Measuring Patient Engagement in Healthcare: New Frontiers for Healthcare Quality.
20: The Patient-Centered Medicine as the Theoretical Framework for Patient Engagement.
21: LiveWell – Promoting Healthy Living and Wellbeing for Parkinson Patients through Social Network and ICT Training: Lessons Learnt and Best Practices.
Patient Education.
22: Knowledge in Action: Fostering Health Education through Technology.
23: Literacy and Decision Making on Health Issues among Married Women in Southwest Nigeria.
24: The Power of Collaborative Inquiry and Metaphor in Meeting the Health Literacy Needs of Rural Immigrant Women: A Case of Parent Education.