Monthly Archives: June 2009


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One of the Most Valuable Resources…

One of the most valuable resources in understanding the many issues of  HL is the Health and Literacy Discussion List , moderated by Julie McKinney;  Health Literacy List Moderator; World Education I save the postings to review and reflect … Continue reading

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Study: More than Half Can’t Find Heart on Diagram

I reported in a June 12th blog post entitled “Many ‘Baffled’ by Basic Anatomy” that many British citizens are unable to identify the location of their vital organs.     The study addressed this as a serious concern for doctor-patient communications. CNN … Continue reading

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Joint Commission Feedback on Communication, Cultural Competence and Patient Centered Care

…for those in the United States, this post appeared today in the MCMLA-L of the MidContinent Chapter of the Medical Library Association. “The Joint Commission is proposing requirements for the Hospital Accreditation Program to advance effective communication, cultural competence, and … Continue reading

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What’s New for Health Literacy

I have developed several literature alerting resources to keep up with the MANY ways health literacy affects us all.     Here are several citations to articles indentified through a PubMed NCBI monthly  “alert”. Complex interventions to improve the health of people … Continue reading

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Many ‘Baffled by Basic Anatomy’

I saw this reference to a news item from the BBC.     The piece goes on to describe a survey given and results reported. Many ‘baffled by basic anatomy’ <; BBC News – UK “There is a real problem with health … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Had One of THOSE Days?!

藍鵲襲犬 Pup! Watch Out! Originally uploaded by John&Fish 藍鵲惱犬 Pup Fight Back Originally uploaded by John&Fish published with permission Originally uploaded to flickr by John and Fish Have a great weekend!

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Welcome to our new address.    We are still working out a few “kinks”  but we are learning more about WordPress and appreciate it’s many features.    Watch for 2-3 postings per week, as there is lots happening in this important area. … Continue reading

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The Social Life of Health Information | Benton Foundation

I  found this [posted on the BHIC Blog for June 11th]. “Americans’ pursuit of health takes place within a widening network of both online and offline sources. Whereas someone may have in the past called a health professional, their Mom, … Continue reading

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AMA Foundation Educational Resources – Reapproved

This was posted on the AMA Foundation listserv. “Two of the AMA Foundation’s educational resources, the health literacy toolkit and the patient safety monograph, have recently been re-approved to provide continuing medical education (CME) credit for physicians through May 2012.  … Continue reading

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