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Health Literacy in Health Care

Health Literacy in Health Care Online

This session will explore how low health literacy can impact not only patients, but the entire health care system. You’ll learn about the current Canadian literacy landscape and ways you can mitigate the challenges for your patients (and their support persons) for increased patient-centred care and safety. 

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize literacy demands in health care and the impact on health outcomes.
  • Integrate communication strategies to accommodate differing literacy levels.
  • Identify applicable Nova Scotia Health tools and resources.

Recommended for: All Nova Scotia Health team members.

Date:
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 Show more dates
Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Time Zone:
Atlantic Time (change)
Zone:
All Zones
Categories:
  Library Services  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 10 seats available.

*** BEFORE YOU REGISTER ***

To participate in an online session, you will need:

  • An audio output device connected (headphones or speakers) to be able to hear the instructor
  • If you do not have an audio input device (webcam or microphone), you may type in the chat window
  • Experience using chat
  • Experience copying/pasting text and URLs

If you do not meet the above requirements, please consider requesting a one-on-one consult.

To make the session more accessible, check out the following videos that include instruction on how to enable live captions and use PowerPoint Live features such as magnification and high contrast colours:

You can join the Teams meeting on your computer or mobile app using the URL you will receive in the Confirmation and Reminder emails. 

You can join a Teams meeting whether or not you have a Teams account. If you don't have an account, follow these steps to join as a 'Guest': 

  1. Paste the Teams meeting link into a Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browser address bar
  2. On the web page that opens, select Continue on this browser
  3. Enter your name and choose your audio/video settings
  4. Click Join now

For more information on joining as a 'Guest', please go to: Joining a Teams Meeting without a Teams account*

For more information on Teams Meetings, please check out: https://intra.nshealth.ca/UCS/BPS/SitePages/Teams.aspx*. The Join a Teams Meeting video on this page provides useful information for new Microsoft Teams users.

*Internal link, you must be on the Nova Scotia Health network and use Microsoft Edge to access

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