This is the title of a recent article in the Guardian.
” Being health literate lies at the heart of better health. It means being able to process basic health information and use it to navigate decisions. Even more simply, it means understanding how to take a pill, read an appointment slip, and follow the signs to x-ray. It means being able to calculate how much morphine to take if you need 5mg and the bottle contains 1mg/ml. Or knowing how much insulin remains in your pen if you have injected 76 units out of 100.”
” When it comes to cancer, health illiteracy joins fear and myth to create a potent brew of misunderstanding “.
Nigel Palmer Phi
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