Video: Making it Easy

Blog | 22 September 2021

Health Literacy in Scotland: Making it Easy

See the subtitled version here.

Why must we make it easy? It has been found that people remember and understand less than half of the information that we discuss with them, also you can’t tell who has understood by simply looking at them.

Improving people’s understanding is crucial for improving patient safety, communication, effectiveness, self management and health literacy.

The Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011 states that people should be communicated with in a way that they can understand and that healthcare staff should make sure the patient has understood the information given.

To make it easier we have split our making it easy video into smaller chunks. The full video is at the bottom of the page.

Health Literacy In Scotland – Making it Easy (introduction)

Making it Easy – Section One Health Literacy – a hidden problem

Making it Easy – Section Two Health Literacy – the impact

Making it Easy – Section Three Health Literacy – how can we make it easy?

Full Video