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Working with Patients with Limited Health Literacy

Lead educator

Dr Andrea de Winter

Department UMCG
First run


Studies suggest that if health professionals include elements of health literacy in their day-to-day-practice, the benefits to health promotion, prevention, treatment and care are significant.

On this course, you’ll be introduced to the concept of health literacy. You’ll consider the consequences of limited health literacy, why it happens, and where it happens as you examine Europe-wide patterns.

You’ll also identify ways in which health professionals can help those with limited health literacy, and learn strategies for addressing unmet health literacy needs.

Find out more about how health literacy can boost health outcomes on the FutureLearn website or follow #FLhealthliteracy on Twitter.

Last modified:02 November 2020 10.14 a.m.