Health literacy for nurses and midwives – how it can help you make a difference
Why it’s important and how it can help your practice
Friday 26 March 2021
The Canberra Health Literacy Network presented webinar on health literacy for nurses and midwives. We discussed why it is important, how it can help improve patient outcomes and how it is integral to nursing practice. The highly topical issue of vaccine hesitancy was also explored from a health literacy perspective.
Professor Karen Strickland, Professor of Nursing and Head of School, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health, University of Canberra
Peta Harbour – Health Literacy: How You Can Help Your Patients, Deputy Head of School, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Australian Catholic University
Caroline Hall – Vaccine hesitancy among nurses: What does it mean for health literacy? PhD Candidate, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health, University of Canberra
You can find a recording of the webinar here. You can also find a copy of the slides from the presentation here.
Professor Strickland mentions evidence summaries for vaccines as a strategy to address vaccine hesitancy among nurses and midwives – we will put these up on the website and let you know when they are available.
You can find the article on potential regulatory action for nurses who spread anti-COVID vaccination information in the Australian Nurses and Midwives Journal here and information on the AHPRA position statement on COVID-19 vaccinations here.
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