Health Literacy Strategies:
Communicating the Complexities of Transplantation 


Presented On: 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018            


Linda Ohler- Moderator
Quality & Regulatory Manager
George Washington University Transplant Institute
Washington DC

Catina O’Leary, PhD, LMSW - Speaker
President & CEO
Health Literacy Media
St. Louis, MO

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People living with complex health conditions, and their loved ones, must make multiple treatment choices and determine how best to involve their support systems at different points in time over the course of treatment. The medical system involves a language of terms, forms, processes to support communication across the systems that is largely unfamiliar to patients and families and, as such, often impacts treatment choices in significant ways. This one-hour webinar will introduce health professionals working in transplant agencies to the concept of health literacy, highlight best evidence health literacy strategies relevant to transplant, and identify health literate resources for patients, caregivers and potential donors and families. 

Target Audience:  

Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Define health literacy as a social construct that influences people (patients and providers) and health care systems. 
  • Describe the potential impacts of low health literacy among patients, families/caregivers and the health care system on health care and treatment decisions.
  • Identify best evidence health literacy strategies relevant to working in the transplant environment.

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OnDemand Recording - Available Until 1/22/19: Health Literacy Strategies: Communicating the Complexities of Transplantation

  • Wednesday Jan 23 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM