This resource includes four standardized patient cases intended to address prominent low health literacy topics. In addition to the standardized patient cases, this resource also includes training guidelines, measurable teaching objectives, and a health literacy communication skills rating scale for assessing these outcomes. These materials were developed with the intent for flexible use. The user should feel free to modify these materials for the needs of his/her individual programs, learners, and objectives. The purpose of the current materials is to provide additional and supplemental opportunities to improve and/or certify healthcare providers' skills in addressing low health literacy in their patient population. Although initial evidence has been gathered to support the validity of this instrument, additional research is underway to further investigate its properties.
- Identify the patient's current level of understanding about her health status.
- Increase the patient's level of awareness of type 2 diabetes.
- Begin to establish a realistic and joint agreement or plan to manage diabetes.
- Teach the patient how to monitor her blood glucose levels with a meter.
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