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Nursing Resources: Health Literacy

Health literacy is "the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions" (source).

What is graphic medicine?

Graphic medicine is the use of comics in medical education and patient care. Comics and graphic novels could be used as a resource for health professionals, playing a valuable role in:

  • Reflecting or changing cultural perceptions of medicine
  • Relating the subjective patient/caretaker/provider experience
  • Enabling discussion of difficult subjects
  • ​Helping other sufferers or caretakers (source)


Health Literacy - patient experiences

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