Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

What is a universal precautions approach for health literacy?

 

   Q: What is a universal precautions approach for health literacy?
    A: A universal precautions approach is a strategy for clear communication within the field of health literacy. Given that low health literacy is prevalent and individuals may struggle with health information for a variety of reasons, Sudore & Schillinger (2009) recommend that interventions, to support clear communication to decrease these barriers, are necessary for clients of all literacy levels.