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Inproving Health Literacy To Protect Patient Safety


ISBN: 9788179064146
ISBN 9788179064146
Name of Authors Dr. Aejaz Husain
Edition 1st
Book Type Paper Back
Year 2014
Pages 28
Language English

Health literacy is a relatively new concept in the field of Medicine. The concept deals with the importance of educatimg the general public at large and specilally the patient on one hand while educating the medical fraternity which includes Doctors at top level up to the personnel at ground level, for the betterment of the patient in terms of the safety - Physical, Psychological, Social and Economical and to medical fraternity too especially in terms of their smooth working patient and also to avoid or minimize legal suits. Literacy to the patient may include include a wide range of topics like various etc...dealt in the Medical world, while edicating the medical cultural aspects of different people, understanding their level od education, language, etc.... so that, before proceeding to perform a particular procedure which may sometimes be Taboo in certain cultures, can be avoided or done only after taking the patient or his/her relatives into confidence. Similarly certain words or techniques may not be easily to the patient or their relatives, so medical personnel need to go to their level and handle the situation, In this Monograph a sincere effort has been done to explain this concept with given. This Monograph shall prove beneficial to health Managers, Policy makers and other who are work in the field of Doctor-Patient relationship.

Dr. Aejaz Husain is a Homoeopathic practitioner from udaipur (Rajasthan). He didi his graduation in Homoeopathy from Dr, AM Shaikh Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Belgaum (Karnataka) and has clinical experience of more than 15 years. Apart from this he is alsi a consultant in Early Chilhood development, Disaster Mitigation as well as Human resource Management. He also delivers lectures and conduct training camps in various organizations on various topics like First- Aid traininh, Health awareness camps, maternal and child health etc... At present he is teaching in the capacity of Association Professor at Rajasthan Vidhyapeeth Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Dabok, Udaipur and First-Aid convener at Indian Red Cross Society, Udaipur


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