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Deaf And Hard-Of-Hearing Learners In Emergency Medicine, Lisa M. Meeks, Alina Engelman, Alicia Booth, Michael Argenyi Nov 2018

Deaf And Hard-Of-Hearing Learners In Emergency Medicine, Lisa M. Meeks, Alina Engelman, Alicia Booth, Michael Argenyi

Open Access Articles

Approximately 23% of Americans over age 12 have some level of hearing loss.1 Emergency departments can reduce healthcare barriers for deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHoH) patients through improved patient-physician communication. DHoH students, once they become physicians, may provide one mechanism for reducing existing healthcare disparities and communication barriers for DHoH patients, and may be more adept with patients facing other communication barriers. A renewed interest in disability access and a commitment to social justice has increased efforts toward the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in medical education and training. Despite this increased interest and a growing number of DHoH students ...


Individualizing Care For Pediatric Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder In Perioperative Services, Erin Scheller May 2018

Individualizing Care For Pediatric Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder In Perioperative Services, Erin Scheller

Master's Theses

This research explores solutions for individualizing and improving care for pediatric patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Perioperative Setting of an Outpatient Surgery Center. Specifically, it seeks to determine if providing parent and staff resources on Autism Spectrum Disorder is significantly helpful in increasing confidence in the staff by the parents and the staff themselves. Participants included thirty-five surveyed families who had pediatric patients visiting perioperative services and staff who work on the unit. Methods used include information dissemination with the use of printable and online evidence-based resources, an in-person education event for staff, and a pilot study of ...


Efficacy Of Technology-Based And In-Person Health Education For Behavior Change In College-Aged Women, Madeline Bremel May 2018

Efficacy Of Technology-Based And In-Person Health Education For Behavior Change In College-Aged Women, Madeline Bremel

All College Thesis Program, 2016-present

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine whether an in-person or technology based bone health intervention improved bone health knowledge and behaviors in college-aged women. Methods: 30 college-aged women were randomly divided into three groups: personal intervention (n = 10), technological intervention (n = 10), and control (n = 10). Both intervention groups received identical information regarding the importance of bone health and the appropriate behaviors for maintaining strong bones including weight-bearing exercise, calcium consumption, and vitamin D consumption. The technology group received the information via an online video, and the personal group via a one-on-one health intervention. Changes in bone ...


Small Group Project: Strategic Planning Using The Grow Model (Goals, Reality, Options, And Way Forward), Children's Mercy Hospital, Courtney Butler Mls Apr 2018

Small Group Project: Strategic Planning Using The Grow Model (Goals, Reality, Options, And Way Forward), Children's Mercy Hospital, Courtney Butler Mls

Health Literacy Events

No abstract provided.


Interactive Stations (4), Children's Mercy Hospital, Barbra Rudder Apr 2018

Interactive Stations (4), Children's Mercy Hospital, Barbra Rudder

Health Literacy Events

Participants discussed strategies for employing plain language and other health literacy principles in written communications.


Interactive Stations (3), Children's Mercy Hospital, Angie Knackstedt Apr 2018

Interactive Stations (3), Children's Mercy Hospital, Angie Knackstedt

Health Literacy Events

Participants learned about Teach-Back strategies, practiced the technique, and discussed challenges and opportunities.


Interactive Stations (2), Children's Mercy Hospital Apr 2018

Interactive Stations (2), Children's Mercy Hospital

Health Literacy Events

This activity exposed participants to a variety of consumer health and patient education resources and increased familiarity through a quiz-style game.


Interactive Stations (1), Children's Mercy Hospital, Mamta Reddy Md, Courtney Butler Mls Apr 2018

Interactive Stations (1), Children's Mercy Hospital, Mamta Reddy Md, Courtney Butler Mls

Health Literacy Events

This activity illuminated the wide range of information and communication needs across the spectrum of care via a case-based discussion.


Library Resources For Health Literacy, Jennifer Lyon Apr 2018

Library Resources For Health Literacy, Jennifer Lyon

Health Literacy Events

No abstract provided.


Health Literacy At Children's Mercy, Angie Knackstedt, Barbra Rudder Apr 2018

Health Literacy At Children's Mercy, Angie Knackstedt, Barbra Rudder

Health Literacy Events

No abstract provided.


Welcome/Introductions, Children's Mercy Hospital Apr 2018

Welcome/Introductions, Children's Mercy Hospital

Health Literacy Events

No abstract provided.


Roundtable Discussions, Children's Mercy Hospital Apr 2018

Roundtable Discussions, Children's Mercy Hospital

Health Literacy Events

Using a World Cafe model, an interactive set of 8 roundtable brainstorming sessions were conducted.

Topics:

  • Numeracy
  • Developing Written Materials
  • Consumer Health
  • Health in the Mass Media
  • Teaching Methods
  • Culture and Language
  • Digital Inclusion
  • Financial Literacy


Digital Inclusion: Bridging The Digital Divide, Wendy Pearson Apr 2018

Digital Inclusion: Bridging The Digital Divide, Wendy Pearson

Health Literacy Events

Speaker Bio:

Wendy Pearson, BA, Kansas City Public Library

After completing her Google Fiber/Nonprofit Technology Network Digital Inclusion Fellowship at the Kansas City Public Library, Wendy Pearson now oversees the Library’s AmeriCorps VISTAs and continues to build new programs and community partnerships to help adult patrons achieve their digital literacy and professional goals. Her passion is to serve marginalized communities through empowerment programs and build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to optimize service to those who need it the most.


Health Literacy Pictionary, Children's Mercy Hospital Apr 2018

Health Literacy Pictionary, Children's Mercy Hospital

Health Literacy Events

An interactive game/exercise in communicating common health concepts using a reverse-Pictionary format.


Health Literacy: Advancing A Social Determinant Of Health, Ruth Parker Apr 2018

Health Literacy: Advancing A Social Determinant Of Health, Ruth Parker

Health Literacy Events

Speaker Bio:

Ruth Parker, MD, Emory University

Dr. Ruth Parker is Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. For over two decades, her work has focused on research, education and advocacy efforts to advance our nation’s health literacy. She is an author of the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (TOFHLA) and of the definition of health literacy used by Healthy People 2010, the IOM, the NIH, and the Affordable Care Act, as well as many scholarly pieces on health literacy. She is a national associate of the National Research Council of ...


Health Literacy: Culture, Language And Engaging Refugees In The Health Care System, Sarah Cirese-Payton, Meaghan Fanning Apr 2018

Health Literacy: Culture, Language And Engaging Refugees In The Health Care System, Sarah Cirese-Payton, Meaghan Fanning

Health Literacy Events

Speaker Bios:

Sarah Cirese Payton, LMSW, Jewish Vocational Services

Sarah Cirese Payton is the Social Work Manager at JVS, which provides intensive family case management and therapy services for immigrant and refugee adults and children/youth. She assists in connecting them with other JVS programs which include immigration services, employment services and cultural orientation.

Meaghan Fanning, LMSW, Jewish Vocational Services

Meaghan Fanning has been a social worker at JVS for six years but has worked with refugees for more than 10. She serves as the team leader and the youth therapist at JVS, working closely with refugee families and youth ...


Health Literacy, Culture And Language, John Cowden Apr 2018

Health Literacy, Culture And Language, John Cowden

Health Literacy Events

Speaker Bio:

John J.C. Cowden, MD, MPH, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Dr. Cowden is a general pediatrician at Children’s Mercy, where he serves as medial director of the Office of Equity and Diversity. He is the founder and co-director of CHICOS, a Spanish language training program for bilingual pediatric residents, and Enlaces, a resident medical Spanish course. He is also medical director of a series of interpreter education courses in medical Spanish. In his bilingual clinical practice, he serves Spanish-speaking families from throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area.


Health Literacy: Can We Confuse Patients Less?, Ruth Parker Apr 2018

Health Literacy: Can We Confuse Patients Less?, Ruth Parker

Health Literacy Events

Speaker Bio:

Ruth Parker, MD, Emory University

Dr. Parker is Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. For over two decades, her work has focused on research, education and advocacy efforts to advance our nation’s health literacy. She is an author of the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (TOFHLA) and of the definition of health literacy used by Healthy People 2010, the IOM, the NIH, and the Affordable Care Act, as well as many scholarly pieces on health literacy. She is a national associate of the National Research Council of the ...


Literacy: The Kansas City Perspective, Autumn Burton, Rachel Henderson Apr 2018

Literacy: The Kansas City Perspective, Autumn Burton, Rachel Henderson

Health Literacy Events

Speaker Bios:

Autumn Burton, BA, Literacy KC

Autumn is the Director of Programs at Literacy KC and is responsible for their educational programming. She has over 10 years of experience working in schools throughout Kansas City in a variety of positions ranging from teaching to administration. Autumn believes that literacy is a tool for success and is passionate about providing educational opportunities to anyone ready to learn.

Rachel Henderson, BA, Literacy KC

Rachel is the programs support coordinator for Literacy KC. Her current duties include potential and current student affairs as well as overseeing the AmeriCorps VISTA Program, where Literacy ...


People Bingo, Children's Mercy Hospital Apr 2018

People Bingo, Children's Mercy Hospital

Health Literacy Events

Ice-Breaker Exercise


Welcome/Introductions, Children's Mercy Hospital Apr 2018

Welcome/Introductions, Children's Mercy Hospital

Health Literacy Events

No abstract provided.


Registration, Children's Mercy Hospital Apr 2018

Registration, Children's Mercy Hospital

Health Literacy Events

Registration


The Predictors Of Juvenile Recidivism: Testimonies Of Adult Students 18 Years And Older Exiting From Alternative Education, La Toshia Palmer Apr 2018

The Predictors Of Juvenile Recidivism: Testimonies Of Adult Students 18 Years And Older Exiting From Alternative Education, La Toshia Palmer

Dissertations

Purpose: The purpose of this descriptive, qualitative study was to identify and describe the importance of the predictors of juvenile recidivism and the effectiveness of efforts to prevent/avoid juvenile recidivism as perceived by previously detained, arrested, convicted, and/or incarcerated adult students 18 years of age and older exiting from alternative education in Northern California. A second purpose was to explore the types of support provided by alternative schools and the perceived importance of the support to avoid recidivism according to adult students 18 years of age and older exiting from alternative education.

Methodology: This qualitative, descriptive research design ...