If I ever become a nursing professor…this is how I’m doing it. Too cool!
Health Literacy Facts
Health Literacy is an individual’s ability to understand and act on health information. Why is this important?
- Individuals with low health literacy have an average annual healthcare cost of $13,000
- Cost goes up, quality goes down
- The average reading level of health communications material is the 10th grade
- The reading level of 30 million Americans is the 5th grade
So I was tumblin’, and decided to search the tag “Nurse” and this is what I got.
And this was my reaction:
Assigned Reading #1: Notes on Nursing, what it is and what it is not
I went into reading Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing very skeptically, mainly because of the fact that it was so old, so of course, how could it possibly apply to today. Oh, naive me. But nonetheless, I read it, and was actually pleasantly surprised. It talks about technique that is fundamental for the contemporary nurse, in addition, it beautifully elaborates on the approach to the patient. This was a lovely read, and indeed, an inspiring read. It also proves the point that as ever-changing as the industry is, nursing is not only universal, its timeless.
ATTENTION COLLEAGUES: Look how damn adorable these are, I’m sure you noticed them on your dashboard immediately(-ish)! That’s why I want everyone to take these fliers…save them on to your computer/laptop/tablet/other-fancy-device, find a printer, and print bunches and bunches, and you betcha, HAND THEM OUT!
I understand that this is going to be much easier for the students out there, but let me tell you kids, its worth it. It truly is.
So I don’t mean for this to sound like a call to arms, but…. >.>
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