- Identify the ethical principles you consider to be violated when patients do not understand their treatment or follow-up care.
- Given health literacy is an ethical issue, and a quality and safety issue, how do nurses (or other care providers) at your work site assess health literacy of patients?
- Having read the evidence about universal precautions for health literacy, what can you add or enhance in your own practice, or at your work site, to address issues of health literacy which would support the Healthy People 2020 health literacy objective found at: HealthyPeople.gov (n.d.). Health literacy. https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/health-communication-and-health-information-technology/objectives#4512
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