The authors of a study titled “Health Literacy and Shared Decision-making: Exploring the Relationship to Enable Meaningful Patient Engagement in Healthcare” presents an integrated model to strengthen and sustain patient engagement in health care by drawing on the strengths of both concepts. This includes addressing patients’ skills and capacities, they say, alongside modifications to written and verbal information. Their model incorporates health literacy concepts and promotes two-tiered intervention methods to improve the targeting and personalisation of communication and support the development of transferable health literacy skills among patients.
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Muscat DM, Shepherd HL, Nutbeam D, Trevena L, McCaffery KJ. Health Literacy and Shared Decision-making: Exploring the Relationship to Enable Meaningful Patient Engagement in Healthcare. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Feb;36(2):521-524. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-05912-0. Epub 2020 May 29. PMID: 32472490; PMCID: PMC7878628.