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Patient Education and Health Literacy: Introduction

This guide offers resources for learning about health literacy and pointers for identifying high-quality information for your patients.


This research guide is intended for health sciences students but the information may help in interactions with medical professionals.

If you have landed on this site and are a consumer looking for medical information, there IS good information on the internet!  Read the Evaluating Internet Resources tab above to learn more about how to find reputable information.

Images from the History of Medicine/NLM.  "A patient brought back from clinical death, USSR Ministry of Health."  -World Health Organization. 

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