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O'Reilly KB. American Medical News. November 19, 2007.
This article discusses the impact of health literacy on patient care and describes initiatives to improve patients' comprehension of informed consent for procedures as well as interactions with providers.
Wu HW, Nishimi RY, Page-Lopez CM, Kizer KW. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2005.
In the 2003 report Safe Practices for Better Healthcare, the National Quality Forum (NQF) recommended 30 practices, one of which emphasized improved communication in the informed consent process. This report builds on that safe practice endorsement by summarizing strategies for rapid and widespread adoption. The report describes experiences from four hospitals that successfully implemented the practice and discusses common barriers and solutions involved. Recommendations are provided to guide health care organizations still striving to meet the requirement for an effective informed consent process.
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Paasche-Orlow MK, Wilson EAH, McCormack L, eds. J Health Comm. 2010;15(suppl 2):1-225.
This special issue presents findings from a 2009 conference that explored health literacy research in areas such as measurement improvement, informed consent, and organizational communication.
Perspectives on Safety > Interview
Health Literacy and Safety, February-March 2009
Dean Schillinger, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco, Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, and Chief of the California Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. His role as a practicing clinician at a safety net hospital (San Francisco General Hospital) has put him in a unique position to pursue influential and relevant research related to health literacy and improving care for vulnerable populations.
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Saha S, Fernandez A, eds. J Gen Intern Med. 2007;22(suppl 2):277-372.
This journal supplement contains articles on how language barriers can affect informed consent as well as the quality and safety of patient care.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; 2007.
Low health literacy is a recognized patient safety problem. Prior research has demonstrated that patients with impaired health literacy have difficulty comprehending prescription instructions and warnings. This Joint Commission report, developed by an expert panel, contains specific recommendations for improving provider–patient communication, in order to ameliorate the problem of low health literacy as much as possible. The report recommends that organizations establish communication as a patient safety priority and calls for financial support for patient-centered care initiatives.