CPD modules

Defining health literacy and effective communication

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2016
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This learning module explores the concept of health literacy and explains how to detect low levels in parents and children. Challenges to assessing health literacy levels, including the stigma and discrimination it can cause, are outlined and basic healthcare communication strategies for supporting health literacy in practice are suggested. This module is suitable for nurses working in child health.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Veronica Lambert, Lecturer, School of nursing and human sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland.
Deborah Keogh, At the time of writing, fourth-year undergraduate nursing student, Dublin City University, Ireland.


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