Health Information Patient Handout

| November 29, 2016

Assignment: Health Information Patient Handout

One of the pivotal goals of consumer health literacy efforts is to design educational materials that attract as well as educate users. In this Assignment, you design a health information document on a topic that is of interest to you.

To prepare:

Select a health issue of interest to you.
Identify the audience or population that you seek to educate about this issue.
Search the Internet to find credible sites containing information about your selected topic.
Review the two health literacy websites listed in this week’s Learning Resources. Focus on strategies for presenting information.

To complete:

Design an educational handout on the health issue you selected.
Include a cover page.
Include an introduction that provides:
An explanation of your issue and why you selected it
A description of the audience you are addressing
In the handout itself:
Develop your handout in such a way that it attracts the attention of the intended audience.
Include a description of the health issue and additional content that will enhance your message (i.e., key terms and definitions, graphics, illustrations, etc.).
Recommend four or five sites that provide clear, valuable, and reliable information on the topic.

Note: Remember to keep the information in your health handout and its design at the appropriate level for the audience you are seeking to inform. Submit your Assignment as a Word document.

http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/patient-involvement/ask-your-doctor/videos/clinician06/index.html

This week we will discuss the security of health care records and the protection of patient privacy. You will analyze the nurse’s responsibility to protect patient information and the extent that Health IT has made it easier or more difficult to protect patient privacy. You will comment on any security or ethical issues related to the use of portable devices to store information. You will also assess the strategies your organization uses to safeguard patient information and how these promote a culture of safety. You will describe an area where improvement is needed and one strategy that could address the situation.

NURS 5051/6051: Week 11, Application Assignment Rubric

REQUIRED CONTENT

EVALUATION

EXCELLENT

EVALUATION

GOOD

EVALUATION

FAIR

EVALUATION

POOR

SCORE

Includes a cover page and introduction forthe flyer with an explanation of the issue selected, a description of the audience, and the search terms used to identify resources.

(10 possible points)

This section demonstrates excellence. To achieve a rating of “excellent” the student must discuss all of the concepts and key points presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. Paper provides significant detail including multiple relevant examples, evidence from the readings and other peer reviewed sources published within the past 5 years, and discerning ideas.

(9–10 points)

This section demonstrates a goodunderstanding of the content. To achieve a rating of “good” the student must discuss mostof the concepts and key points presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. Paper includes moderate detail, evidence from the readings, and discerning ideas.

(8 points)

This section demonstrates a fairunderstanding of the content. To achieve a rating of “fair” the student must discuss some of the concepts and key points as presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. Paper may be lacking in detail and specificity and/or may not include sufficient pertinent examples or provide sufficient evidence from the readings.

(7 points)

This section demonstrates poor understanding of the content. To achieve a rating of “poor”, the student includes few of the concepts and key points of the text/s and Learning Resources. Paper is missing detail and specificity and/or does not include any pertinent examples or provide sufficient evidence from the readings.

(0–6 points)

In the Flyer:

Defines key terms in a way that is appropriate for the target audience.

(10 possible points)

This section demonstrates excellence. To achieve a rating of “excellent” the student must discuss all of the concepts and key points presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. Paper provides significant detail including multiple relevant examples, evidence from the readings and other peer reviewed sources published within the past 5 years, and discerning ideas.

(9–10 points)

This section demonstrates a goodunderstanding of the content. To achieve a rating of “good” the student must discuss mostof the concepts and key points presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. Paper includes moderate detail, evidence from the readings, and discerning ideas.

(8 points)

This section demonstrates a fairunderstanding of the content. To achieve a rating of “fair” the student must discuss some of the concepts and key points as presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. Paper may be lacking in detail and specificity and/or may not include sufficient pertinent examples or provide sufficient evidence from the readings.

(7 points)

This section demonstrates poor understanding of the content. To achieve a rating of “poor”, the student includes few of the concepts and key points of the text/s and Learning Resources. Paper is missing detail and specificity and/or does not include any pertinent examples or provide sufficient evidence from the readings.

(0–6 points)

Describes the health issue using language appropriate for the audience.

(20 possible points)

This section demonstrates excellence. To achieve a rating of “excellent” the student must discuss all of the concepts and key points presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. The section provides significant detail including multiple relevant examples, evidence from the readings and other peer reviewed sources published within the past 5 years, and discerning ideas.

(19–20 points)

This section demonstrates a goodunderstanding of the content. To achieve a rating of “good” the student must discuss mostof the concepts and key points presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. The section includes moderate detail, evidence from the readings, and discerning ideas.

(17–18 points)

This section demonstrates a fairunderstanding of the content. To achieve a rating of “fair” the student must discuss some of the concepts and key points as presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. The section may be lacking in detail and specificity and/or may not include sufficient pertinent examples or provide sufficient evidence from the readings.

(15–16 points)

This section demonstrates poor understanding of the content. To achieve a rating of “poor”, the student includes few of the concepts and key points of the text/s and Learning Resources. The section is missing detail and specificity and/or does not include any pertinent examples or provide sufficient evidence from the readings.

(0–14 points)

Provides guidance on how to identify websites and resources with credible information on the issue.

(20 possible points)

This section demonstrates excellence. To achieve a rating of “excellent” the student must discuss all of the concepts and key points presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. The section provides significant detail including multiple relevant examples, evidence from the readings and other peer reviewed sources published within the past 5 years, and discerning ideas.

(19–20 points)

This section demonstrates a goodunderstanding of the content. To achieve a rating of “good” the student must discuss mostof the concepts and key points presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. The section includes moderate detail, evidence from the readings, and discerning ideas.

(17–18 points)

This section demonstrates a fairunderstanding of the content. To achieve a rating of “fair” the student must discuss some of the concepts and key points as presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. The section may be lacking in detail and specificity and/or may not include sufficient pertinent examples or provide sufficient evidence from the readings.

(15–16 points)

This section demonstrates poor understanding of the content. To achieve a rating of “poor”, the student includes few of the concepts and key points of the text/s and Learning Resources. The section is missing detail and specificity and/or does not include any pertinent examples or provide sufficient evidence from the readings.

(0–14 points)

Recommends 4-5 websites with clear, valuable, and reliable information on the issue.

(10 possible points)

This section demonstrates excellence. To achieve a rating of “excellent” the student must discuss all of the concepts and key points presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. The section provides significant detail including multiple relevant examples, evidence from the readings and other peer reviewed sources published within the past 5 years, and discerning ideas.

(9–10 points)

This section demonstrates a goodunderstanding of the content. To achieve a rating of “good” the student must discuss mostof the concepts and key points presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. The section includes moderate detail, evidence from the readings, and discerning ideas.

(8 points)

This section demonstrates a fairunderstanding of the content. To achieve a rating of “fair” the student must discuss some of the concepts and key points as presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. The section may be lacking in detail and specificity and/or may not include sufficient pertinent examples or provide sufficient evidence from the readings.

(7 points)

This section demonstrates poor understanding of the content. To achieve a rating of “poor”, the student includes few of the concepts and key points of the text/s and Learning Resources. The section is missing detail and specificity and/or does not include any pertinent examples or provide sufficient evidence from the readings.

(0–6 points)

Writing used in Introduction

(10 possible points)

Paper is well organized, uses scholarly tone, follows APA style, uses original writing and proper paraphrasing, contains very few or no writing and/or spelling errors, and is fullyconsistent with graduate level writing style. Introduction contains multiple, appropriate and exemplary peer reviewed sources (published within the past 5 years) expected/required for the assignment.

(9–10 points)

Paper is mostlyconsistent with graduate level writing style. Paper may have some small or infrequent organization, scholarly tone, or APA style issues, and/or may contain a few writing and spelling errors, and/or somewhat less than the expected number of or type of sources.

(8 points)

Paper is somewhat below graduate level writing style, with multiple smaller or a few major problems. Paper may be lacking in organization, scholarly tone, APA style, and/or contain many writing and/or spelling errors, or shows moderate reliance on quoting vs. original writing and paraphrasing. Paper may contain inferior resources (number or quality).

(7 points)

Paper is well below graduate level writing style expectations for organization, scholarly tone, APA style, and writing, or relies excessively on quoting. Paper may contain few or no quality resources.

(0–6 points)

Writing used in Flyer

(20 possible points)

Flyer is well organized, uses a tone appropriate for the audience, uses original writing and proper paraphrasing, contains very few or no writing and/or spelling errors, and is fullyconsistent with a health flyer writing style.

(18–20 points)

Flyer mostly uses a tone appropriate for the intended audience. Flyer may have some small or infrequent organization, tone issues, and/or may contain a few writing and spelling errors.

(16–17 points)

Flyer is written in a tone that is somewhat above or below the intended audience, with multiple smaller or a few major problems. Flyer may be lacking in organization, appropriate tone, and/or contain many writing and/or spelling errors, or shows moderate reliance on quoting vs. original writing and paraphrasing.

(14–15 points)

Flyer is well below graduate level work, expectations for organization, appropriate tone, and writing.

(0–13 points)

Instructor comments:

Up to 20 points may be deducted for lateness.

Total Score (100 possible points):

points

Required Readings

McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2015). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Chapter 17, “Supporting Consumer Information and Education Needs”

This chapter explores health literacy and e-health. The chapter examines a multitude of technology-based approaches to consumer health education.

Chapter 18, “Using Informatics to Promote Community/Population Health”

In this chapter, the authors supply an overview of community and population health informatics. The authors explore a variety of informatics tools used to promote community and population health.

Chapter 16, “Informatics Tools to Promote Patient Safety and Clinical Outcomes”

The authors of this chapter present strategies for developing a culture of safety using informatics tools. In addition, the chapter analyzes how human factors contribute to errors.

Health literacy: How do your patients rate? (2011). Urology Times, 39(9), 32.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

The authors of this article define health literacy and emphasize its poor rates in the United States. Additionally, the authors recommend numerous websites that offer patient education materials.

Huff, C. (2011). Does your patient really understand? H&HN, 85(10), 34.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article defines hospital literacy and highlights the barriers that prevent it from increasing. It also emphasizes the difficulties created by language and financial costs.

The Harvard School of Public Health. (2010). Health literacy studies. Retrieved from http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/healthliteracy

This website provides information and resources related to health literacy. The site details the field of health literacy and also includes research findings, policy reports and initiatives, and practice strategies and tools.

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (n.d.). Health literacy online. Retrieved June 19, 2012, from http://www.health.gov/healthliteracyonline/

This webpage supplies a guide to writing and designing health websites aimed at increasing health literacy. The guide presents six strategies that should be used when developing health websites.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.a). Quick guide to health literacy. Retrieved June 19, 2012, from http://www.health.gov/communication/literacy/quickguide/Quickguide.pdf

This article contains an overview of key health literacy concepts and techniques for improving health literacy. The article also includes examples of health literacy best practices and suggestions for improving health literacy.

Required Media

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Executive Producer). (2012a). Interview with Rachelle Toman, M.D. Ph.D. Rockville, MD: Author. Retrieved from http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/patient-involvement/ask-your-doctor/videos/clinician06/index.html

In this interview, Dr. Toman discusses the importance of asking patients questions to ensure they have been able to sufficiently communicate their concerns.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Executive Producer). (2012b). The waiting room video. Rockville, MD: Author. Retrieved from http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/patient-involvement/ask-your-doctor/videos/waitroom/index.html

This video addresses the importance of communication in the patient-health care professional relationship. It highlights the need to ask meaningful questions to the patient to fully understand issues and concerns.

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