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Nurs Manag (Harrow). 2013 Jun;20(3):20-1.

Matching clinical information with levels of patient health literacy.

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  • 1Institute of Primary Care and Health Sciences, Keele University, Manchester. j.protheroe@keele.ac.uk

Abstract

Good communication between healthcare professionals and patients is central to therapeutic relationships, and patients need to know how to access, understand and make use of services and information to promote and maintain their health. This article describes how practising effective communication can improve patient care and how nurses, with their central role in patient advocacy, are well placed to become health literacy champions for their patients and the wider NHS.

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