Bird, ML and Elmer, S and O'Brien, JA, Improve Health Literacy Responsiveness; Improve Client Outcomes, at Australian Physiotherapy Association National Conference Momentum', 7-9 September 2017, Sydney (2017) [Conference Extract]
Background; The developing model of health literacy places a greater emphasis on health care provider responsibility, organisational self- examination, and improving accessibility and equity within the health care environment. Physiotherapists are well placed to support people to understand and use health information; however, skill development in this area is considered a post-graduate competency.
Objective: This presentation will discuss the role that physiotherapists have in providing information to clients in a way that supports a biopsychosocial approach to practice. We have customised a series of workshops for allied health professionals to work with their clients to improve goal setting and client outcomes, based on the OPHELIA approach to health literacy.
Key Practice Points: Strategies for applying health literacy principles to practice, such as using inclusive language, development of written materials like handouts and using teach-back in consultation, can be easily implemented to support client understanding and decision making.
|Item Type:||Conference Extract|
|Keywords:||Health literacy, responsiveness, client outcomes|
|Research Division:||Indigenous Studies|
|Research Group:||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing|
|Research Field:||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing|
|Objective Group:||Provision of health and support services|
|Objective Field:||Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)|
|UTAS Author:||Bird, ML (Dr Marie-Louise Bird)|
|UTAS Author:||Elmer, S (Dr Shandell Elmer)|
|UTAS Author:||O'Brien, JA (Dr Jane O'Brien)|
|Deposited By:||Health Sciences|
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