Health Literacy

On this page you will find details of selected content relevant to health literacy and patient communication.

If you have any questions or suggestions please contact: library.tsdft@nhs.net or (01803) 656700.

Quick links:

Journals

Books and Ebooks

Other Resources

Apps

Discovery Search

Databases


Journals

Discovery search guide 

Discovery Search is a searchable and browsable list of all the print and electronic journals available to you through the NHS. Use the search box to search for a specific title or keyword. If the journal/article you require is not available please request a copy using our request form

NOTE: To access the My Journals/articles you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.

Highlighted online journals:

Click on a title to access the Journal.

Title Coverage
Health literacy research and practice 2017 onwards
Patient education and counselling 2007 onwards
The patient: patient centered outcomes research 2008 onwards


And more.........check Discovery Search to see the full range.


Books and Ebooks

Discovery search guide

To search for books and ebooks please click here.  

To renew your books online click here.

To access ebooks you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.

Latest books added to the Library:

Title                                                                       Publication date  Authors                            
ABC of clinical communication 2018 Cooper, Nicola et al.
Appreciative healthcare practice: a guide to compassionate person centred care 2015 Roberts, Gwilym et al. 
Communication and interpersonal skills 2015 Pavord, Erica et al.
Communication and interpersonal skills: in nursing 2015 Bach, Shirley 
Communication in nursing 2017 Balzer-Riley, Julia W.
Communication skills for nurses 2014 Boyd, Claire et al.
Communication skills for OSCEs 2017 Wamboldt, Rachel et al.
Health literacy from A to Z: practical ways to communicate your health message 2013 Osborne, Helen
Health professional and patient interaction 2014 Purtilo, Ruth B. et al.
Interpersonal relationships: proffesional communication skills for nurses 2016 Arnold, Elizabeth
Medical ethics, law and communication at a glance 2017 Davey, Patrick
Medical interview: the three function approach (ebook)

2014

Cole, Stephen et al.
Patient and person: interpersonal skills in nursing 2014 Stein-Parbury, Jane
Patient-centred medicine: transforming the clinical method 2014 Stewart, Moira
Patient-centred medicine in transition: the heart of the matter 2014 Bleakley, Alan 
Providing compationate healthcare: challenges in policy and practice 2014 Shea, Sue et al.
The doctor's communication handbook 2014 Tate, Peter et al.
The modern guide to GP consulting: six S for success 2014 Watson, Alex et al
The naked consultation: a practical guide to primary care consultation skills 2016 Moulton, Liz

 


Other Resources

The below resources are also available to South Devon NHS staff and placement students which may be useful to signpost patients to. In order to access some of these resources you will need an NHS OpenAthens username and password. If you do not have an NHS OpenAthens account please click here to register.

PinPoint Devon - a directory of services that lists thousands of services and community groups across Devon.

Hiblio - health TV service from Torbay Hospital which aims to provide trusted information about health, wellbeing and lifestyle to the residents of Devon and beyond.

eConsult - a platform that allows patients to consult with their NHS GP by completing an online form. Click here to see an informational video.

NHS Choices - a directory of reliable health information and advice on wellbeing.

Health and Care Videos - a service offering videos which aim to provide health professionals, patients, their families and carers with easily understandable information.

Finding Good Quality Information on the Internet -a guide for patients on searching for health information on the internet created by Taunton &Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Apps

In order to access most of these apps you will need an NHS OpenAthens username and password. If you do not have an NHS OpenAthens account please click here to register.

All listed apps are available for Apple and Android devices.

NHS Apps Library - provides links to trusted digital tools for patients and the public to manage and improve their health. (OpenAthens not required)

NHSquicker provides live waiting and travel times for NHS services providing urgent care across Devon and Cornwall. (OpenAthens not required)

 


The following resources can be used to find further information on the topic.

Discovery Search

(Guide)

Discovery search lets you easily find and access the library's resources (both books and articles are listed). It features a flexible search box which allows you to search for a specific title or perform a keyword topic search.

NOTE: To access the online resources you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.

Full-text will not be available for all articles - if you wish to access an article where full text is not available please request a copy using our request form.

Databases

(Guide)

The NICE Healthcare Databases will enable you to complete detailed literature searches i.e. locate various articles on a topic. As an NHS employee/placement student you have access to 8 databases:

AMED - covers topics for allied health professions

BNI (British Nursing Index) - primarily of use for nurses but also includes allied health topics

CINAHL - international nursing and allied health

EMBASE - primarily European biomedicine - good for pharmacology and drug therapy

HBE- healthcare administration and other non-clinical aspects of healthcare institution management.

HMIC - health service management and organisation. Includes grey literature

MEDLINE - general medical database covering most health topics

PsycINFO - psychology and psychiatry

NOTE: To access the databases you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.

Databases contain bibliographic records i.e references. Full-text will not be available for all articles - if you wish to access an article where full text is not available please request a copy using our request form.