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Jessica Ridpath, Health Care Poetry Slam

This poem speaks to several health care injustices; one important issue it alludes to is health literacy. Health literacy is very much connected to global health because it refers to an individual's ability to understand information about their health and follow medical advice or orders from health care professionals. In a recently updated systematic review of ninety-six studies, researchers have found that low health literacy is associated with poorer ability to understand and some health care services (Berkman, Sheridan, Donahue, Halpern & Crotty, 2011). A health care system is of little use to individuals who do not understand how or when to utilise it, or how to interpret the information supplied from it. To be specific, it is critically important for health outcomes that individuals... Show More


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