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In Other Words ... How to Help Patients Manage Their Action Planning - Health Literacy

Posted Nov 18 2008 12:14am

In Other Words ... How to Help Patients Manage Their Action Planning - Health Literacy: "In Other Words ... How to Help Patients Manage Their Action Planning By Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR/L President of Health Literacy Consulting Patients, not providers, are ultimately responsible for the day-to-day management of their own chronic condition. But figuring out what to do and being consistent about doing it is hard for almost everyone. Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS, is an assistant professor in the department of medicine at San Francisco General Hospital in California. Many of the patients she sees in her internal-medicine practice have limited literacy or English-language skills, yet regardless of their skill level, Seligman makes it a point to help them develop effective action plans that let them take charge of their own care."

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