Health literacy training for Australian home care workers: Enablers and barriers

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Journal Article
Citation:
Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 2019, 38 (2), pp. 80 - 95
Issue Date:
2019-04-03
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© 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis. The rapidly expanding Australian home care workforce represents an untapped resource for improving health literacy (HL) and health outcomes of their clients. Nine home care workers (HCWs) were interviewed for this study to gain data around their experiences of providing HL support to their clients, key HL needs and priorities, and training that would best these needs. Findings indicate that HCWs are providing HL support, and identify a number of enablers and barriers to providing this support. Core inclusions for a HL training checklist are suggested. Implications for future research are considered.
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