Doody's Core Titles Adds Handbook of Research on Assertiveness, Clarity, and Positivity in Health Literacy

The Work of Editor Profs. Cristina Vaz de Almeida and Susana Ramos Has Been Recognized as a Core Medical Reference

By IGI Global on Jun 8, 2023
Web of Science Logo Every year in the Spring, Doody Enterprises, Inc. produces an original selected list of Doody's Core Titles. Over 200 healthcare professionals and medical librarians collaborate to create the yearly edition of this collection development resource which rates core book titles in 121 specialty areas in health sciences, basic sciences, clinical medicine, allied health, associated health professions, and nursing.
The recently released 2023 edition of Doody’s Core Titles, an essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries, represents entirely new Core Title selections and Essential Purchase recommendations, has selected the Handbook of Research on Assertiveness, Clarity, and Positivity in Health Literacy (ISBN: 9781799888246) as a core medical reference title.
Handbook of Research on Assertiveness, Clarity, and Positivity in Health Literacy
Profs. Cristina Vaz de Almeida, and Susana Ramos
© 2022 | 423 pgs. | ISBN13: 9781799888246
  • Covers Topics such as ACP Model, Active Aging, and
    Augmented Reality
  • Ideal for Health Information Libraries, Hospitals, Researchers,
    and Professors
  • Indexed in PsycINFO
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About the Handbook of Research on Assertiveness, Clarity, and Positivity in Health Literacy
Health literacy in practice requires the development of techniques that ensure that the patient can better access information, understand its content, know how to use this information, and make better health decisions. If the patient makes better health decisions, there are immediate reflexes in health outcomes. The aim is to develop an approach based on the commitment and creation of an atmosphere of trust that reduces uncertainty, anxiety, and embarrassment based on a process of assertive, clear, and positive communication (ACP model).
"The ability of these competencies to act together allows synergy and strengthening of communication in Health, resulting in greater satisfaction of both parties dealing with health issues. On the one hand, the professional who must master the technique that promotes healing, but also care that builds
lasting relationships."

-Profs. Cristina Vaz de Almeida, Susana Ramos
This book brings the consolidation of knowledge, strategies, and techniques to improve health literacy. This book discusses the importance of making sound health decisions: decisions that can save lives, prevent premature deaths, avoid hospitalizations and abusive resources to medical emergencies, and improve overall health outcomes for the individual, family, community, and society. Covering topics such as dietary guidance, health behavior change models, and medication reconciliation, this resource has theoretical and practical aspects essential to health information libraries, hospitals, clinics, health centers, health schools, patient associations, health professionals, medical students, researchers, professors, and academicians.
About The Editors
Cristina Vaz de Almeida has a Ph.D in Communication Sciences - Health Literacy She's a Researcher, Director of Post-graduate Studies on Health Literacy (ISPA), Lecturer, and Keynote speaker on Health Literacy. She has an extensive experience in the social, health, communication, and marketing domains. Has been planning and carrying out training in these areas in hospitals and other health organizations for over a decade. She has been publishing several books, chapters, and reports in the subject of Health Literacy, Health Communication, Social Marketing, Health Marketing; and Social Inclusion.
Susana Ramos holds a Master’s in Health Care Infection and Post-graduate in Patient Safety. Nurse Manager and Patient Safety Coordinator at the Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central. She is also member of the Quality and Safety Committee. Tutor in the International Course "Quality in Health and Patient Safety" at the Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública. Vice-President of Atua Saúde - Association for Patient Empowerment and Safety. Co-author of articles and book chapters related to the areas of Risk Management, Patient Safety, Health Literacy, Infection Prevention and Control and Auditing.
About Doody’s Core Titles®
Doody’s Core Titles®, now in its 20th year, is an essential collection development tool for health science librarians. Every year, nearly 200 content specialists and librarians select the titles that are included in that edition of Doody’s Core Titles®. To learn more about the process, click HERE.
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