Health Literacy and Patient-Centered Care at Community Hospitals
12:00pm - 1:00pm
About this Session:
This session will provide an overview of the elements of patient-centered care and the way in which it interacts with health literacy in a community hospital setting. Both will be considered in the application of creating patient education resources.
-Identify the impact of health literacy in the Canadian health landscape.
-Describe the connections between health literacy and person-centred care.
-Demonstrate resources for effective patient education materials.
About the Presenter:
Kimberley Aslett is the Health Informationist at Southlake Regional Health Centre. She has Master’s degrees in English (U Guelph) and Library Science (U Toronto) and is a senior member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. Kimberley’s stash of books, fabric and yarn is extensive and somewhat oppressive, but she remains optimistic.