Responding To Classmate

RespondingTo Classmate

RespondingTo Classmate

Responseto the first discussion post

Isit possible to achieve a fully health literate society? While it mayseem difficult to attain a society whereby everyone is knowledgeableon health issues since people specialize in different fields, it isimperative that we possess little knowledge about our health, thiswill enable us to seek the right medication whenever we fall sick andalso help us adopt a healthy lifestyle. Nurses play a critical rolein ensuring that the society is health literate by activelyparticipating in educating the public and creating awareness onissues concerning healthcare. It is an obligation of the nursescommunicate with the patients in a way that they understand. Theyshould, therefore, strive to meet their need by handling them in anethical and professional way. Besides, they should disclose to thepatient relevant information in a purposeful way. It is importantthat the care plan for the patients be designed in such a way that itincorporate evidence-based medical strategies to enhance theunderstanding of the patients (Moore&amp Perry, 2013).

Responseto the first discussion post

Areall health information accessible to patients credible? There isnumerous health information is available in the public domain. Theyare transmitted digitally through mass media and the internet andalso through printed source, however not all these information isrelevant (Raingruber,2014). Nurses should help the patients and the public establish thehealth information are is credible and relevant to them. I agree withthe discussion post of my classmate that patients should use theresources from NationalInstitute of Health (NIH).NIH is a government organization andInformationobtained from the government source are reliable since they containhealth details that are thoroughly researched and are based on facts.A medical institution should devise practical strategies that can beused by the nurses to evaluate the patients with low health literacyand educate them appropriately.

References

Moore,&nbspR.,&amp Perry,&nbspD. (2013). Health literacy: Developments,issues, and outcomes. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers,Inc.

Raingruber,&nbspB.(2014). Contemporary health promotion in nursing practice.Burlington, MA: Jones &amp Bartlett Learning.