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health literacy


Nearly three-quarters of Australians who take medications regularly are not keeping a complete record of them, new data shows The results of a YouGov Galaxy survey, released on Monday by …

Steven Kastrinakis discovers a ‘stark mismatch’ between what patients with asthma know about their condition, and what health professionals want them to know It is estimated that one in nine …

ASMI has called on the Federal Government to prioritise improving Australian’s health literacy and their access to self care In its pre-Budget submission, the Australian Self Medication Industry has highlighted …

Pharmacists could help adolescents gain an understanding of common OTC medicines and prevent misuse and misadventure later in life, a new study suggests A pilot intervention to improve the understanding …

It’s a good time to examine how you encourage your patients to use medicines wisely, writes Karalyn Huxhagen The seventh annual Be Medicinewise Week is 21–27 August, promoting the safe …

A study has shown how improved health literacy could help children and adults make better choices about their health School lessons can successfully teach primary school children to critically evaluate …

You’ve heard of activated almonds… but what are activated patients? Dr Angel Gonzalez takes a look On average chronic patients make up 25% of the population of most developed countries …

Pharmacists’ role is changing… but the pharmacy assistant needs to evolve too, writes Angel Gonzalez Consumers with low health literacy skills are often embarrassed and go to great lengths to …

Concern over vaccination and distrust of the process is growing, writes Ben Basger… so what can pharmacists do about it? Vaccine hesitancy is becoming increasingly recognised as an issue in …

Pharmacists can’t assume their patients are equipped to make good health decisions, writes Ben Basger How health literate are your patients? Health literacy is the ability to access, understand and …