I am a midwife, cis-gender woman, mother, and friend, but I still struggle to find the right words when talking about weight. When talking with patients about their health and the connection to weight, we often look past the elephant in the room – obesity. Clinically, we know how being overweight or obese increases women’s […]
What is Health Literacy?
Health Literacy is the ability to obtain, read, understand, and use healthcare information in order to make appropriate health decisions and follow instructions for treatment. Health Literacy is also cultural: culture affects how people communicate, understand and respond to health information. A patient has health literacy when they can: Access health care services Analyze relative […]