Formal Methods to Assess Health Literacy
Diabetes Numeracy Test (DNT) – short 5 item or 15 item long version
Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine (REALM) - 5 minutes
The Huddle Podcast: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team
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Individualized care often necessitates the need to not only work with a culture or religion different than your own, but to cross boundaries to understand and support an individual’s unique needs. Diana Malkin-Washeim, PhD, MPH, RD, CDCES, CDN shares her tips for working across cultural boundaries in a faith-based setting to deliver diabetes self-management education and support.
For practice guidance, tips and resources on working with other cultures, visit DiabetesEducator.org/CulturalCompetency
For resources on Ramadan and diabetes, visit DiabetesEducator.org/Ramadan
Beyond Cultural Competency: How to Implement Relevant, Culturally Appropriate Care
Working with individuals from cultures different than your own can come with challenges that directly impact effective self-care. Diabetes care and education specialist Patricia Davidson, DCN, RDN, CDCES, LDN, FAND is the co-author for ADCES’ cultural competency and health literacy practice paper and in this episode, shares her tips to implementing best practices for relevant, individualized care. We discuss why it’s critical to go beyond being culturally competent so that care addresses both cultural sensitivity and humility. We wrap up with tactics to implement culturally appropriate care.
Health Literacy: Tactics to Assess and Overcome Barriers
Anyone can be impacted by health literacy barriers, no matter their ability or education level. That’s why assessing an individual to determine what they understand is critical to ensuring successful self-management. In this episode, Katherine O’Neal, Pharm.D., MBA, BCACP, CDCES, BC-ADM, AE-C, CLS, co-author for ADCES' cultural competency and health literacy practice paper, discusses ways to assess for health literacy and address barriers that might impact the individual’s ability to understand and follow treatment plans. We talk through the five categories of health literacy, identify how to assess for understanding and we end with tools you can use to overcome barriers.