Health Literacy An Educational Program for the Acute Care Professional Nurse

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/565642
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Project
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Health Literacy An Educational Program for the Acute Care Professional Nurse
Author(s):
Owens, Laura Marie
Advisors:
Matheson, Linda; Hayhurst, Janet; Thomas, Tricia
Abstract:

Abstract

Health literacy is fundamental to promotion, prevention, and maintenance of one’s health. It is pertinent to one’s ability to obtain, understand, and use information in order to make informed healthcare decisions.  The provision of patient-centered nursing care is required by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and accreditation agencies.  An acute care hospital in the Midwest experienced low patient satisfaction scores specific to communication with the nursing staff.  In order to increase these scores, a needs assessment was performed to determine the nursing staffs’ knowledge of definition of health literacy, its attributes, impact on health disparities, and patient-centered care.  Based on the results, a pilot health literacy educational program for the acute nurse was developed, implemented, and evaluated to meet this need. One hundred and twenty-five nurses out of 365 (34%) completed a classroom course and 599  nurses out of 706 (85%) took an additional web-based course.  As the result of the course, 563 (94%) of the nurses were able to define health literacy, 575 (96%) were able to identify attributes of health literacy, 587 (98%) were able to identify different types of health literacy, 563 (94%) were able to identify strategies for assessing the attributes of health literacy, and 581 (97%) were able to identify nursing interventions to bridge health literacy gaps specific patient-centered education.  Outcomes specific to patient satisfaction and nurse sensitive indicators were not measured due to changes in the hospital’s patient satisfaction reporting mechanisms. The evidence-based practice change, synthesis of the evidence to support the change, outcome evaluation methodologies, the results, strength and limitations of the program and future implications for nursing are discussed.

Keywords: health literacy, nursing, patient education

 

Keywords:
Health Literacy; patient education
MeSH:
Health Literacy; Patient Education
CINAHL Headings:
Patient Centered Care; Critical Care Nursing--Standards
Repository Posting Date:
5-Aug-2015
Date of Publication:
5-Aug-2015
Citation:
Owens, L. M. (2015) Health literacy an educational program for the acute care professional nurse (Doctoral capstone project). Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/565642
Description:
Pilot educational quality improvement project
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Grantor:
Capella University
Degree:
PhD
Degree Year:
2015

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dc.typeDNP Projecten
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dc.titleHealth Literacy An Educational Program for the Acute Care Professional Nurseen_US
dc.contributor.authorOwens, Laura Marieen
dc.contributor.advisorMatheson, Lindaen
dc.contributor.advisorHayhurst, Janeten
dc.contributor.advisorThomas, Triciaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/565642en
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Abstract</strong></p> <p>Health literacy is fundamental to promotion, prevention, and maintenance of one’s health. It is pertinent to one’s ability to obtain, understand, and use information in order to make informed healthcare decisions.  The provision of patient-centered nursing care is required by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and accreditation agencies.  An acute care hospital in the Midwest experienced low patient satisfaction scores specific to communication with the nursing staff.  In order to increase these scores, a needs assessment was performed to determine the nursing staffs’ knowledge of definition of health literacy, its attributes, impact on health disparities, and patient-centered care.  Based on the results, a pilot health literacy educational program for the acute nurse was developed, implemented, and evaluated to meet this need. One hundred and twenty-five nurses out of 365 (34%) completed a classroom course and 599  nurses out of 706 (85%) took an additional web-based course.  As the result of the course, 563 (94%) of the nurses were able to define health literacy, 575 (96%) were able to identify attributes of health literacy, 587 (98%) were able to identify different types of health literacy, 563 (94%) were able to identify strategies for assessing the attributes of health literacy, and 581 (97%) were able to identify nursing interventions to bridge health literacy gaps specific patient-centered education.  Outcomes specific to patient satisfaction and nurse sensitive indicators were not measured due to changes in the hospital’s patient satisfaction reporting mechanisms. The evidence-based practice change, synthesis of the evidence to support the change, outcome evaluation methodologies, the results, strength and limitations of the program and future implications for nursing are discussed.</p> <p><em>Keywords</em>: health literacy, nursing, patient education</p> <p> </p>en
dc.subjectHealth Literacyen
dc.subjectpatient educationen
dc.subject.meshHealth Literacyen
dc.subject.meshPatient Educationen
dc.subject.cinahlPatient Centered Careen
dc.subject.cinahlCritical Care Nursing--Standardsen
dc.date.available2015-08-05T14:59:37Zen
dc.date.issued2015-08-05en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T14:59:37Zen
dc.identifier.citationOwens, L. M. (2015) Health literacy an educational program for the acute care professional nurse (Doctoral capstone project). Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/565642en
dc.identifier.citationOwens, L. M. (2015) Health literacy an educational program for the acute care professional nurse (Doctoral capstone project). Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/565642en
dc.descriptionPilot educational quality improvement projecten
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.en
thesis.degree.grantorCapella Universityen
thesis.degree.levelPhDen
thesis.degree.year2015en
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