In this episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Madeline Cafiero, EdD, FNP-BC, CWOCN, to discuss health literacy as it relates to wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nursing and patients. Dr. Cafiero helps define the types of health literacy, overviews health literacy strategies, explains factors that impact low health literacy, and more!
Click here to read the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) health literacy definition
Click here to read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Literacy definition
Click here to read the World Health Organization (WHO) health literacy definition
Click here to access AHRQ Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Click here to access a health literacy slide presentation by Rima Rudd from Harvard University
Click here to access the Health Literacy Tool Shed
Click here to access Pacific University LibGuides on health literacy
Click here to read Dr. Cafiero’s article “Nurse Practitioners’ Knowledge, Experience, and Intention to Use Health Literacy Strategies in Clinical Practice” in the Journal of Health Communication
WOCN Society Accreditation Statement
The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.