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Terri Ann Parnell’s Book Awarded 3rd Place in AJN Book of the Year

Terri Ann Parnell Book Cover Health Literacy in Nursing

Terri Ann Parnell’s Book Awarded 3rd Place in AJN Book of the Year

Terri Ann Parnell’s most recent book, Health Literacy in Nursing: Providing Person-Centered Care, has been awarded third place, in the category of Nursing Management and Leadership, in the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) 2015 Book of the Year Awards.

This textbook promotes verbal and written communication strategies that nurses can use to effectively meet the individualized needs of diverse patient populations. It provides key strategies for creating culturally appropriate written materials in plain language that patients can read and follow when they arrive home. Through case-based examples, this textbook and clinical guide assists nurses in developing the requisite skills needed to communicate effectively so that patients can truly make informed health decisions and enhance health outcomes.

“This text provides a wealth of information on the history, multiple definitions, and models of health literacy; the implications of low health literacy; and the challenges of delivering person-centered care when illiteracy from any cause is present,” said Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor ad honorem at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing “the content would be useful to anyone working in health care—and there should be copies dog-eared from use in every clinical facility.”

This prestigious competition has been recognizing and awarding the best in nursing publishing since 1969. The AJN Book of the Year program garners the attention of nurses, faculty, researchers, and librarians in hospitals and universities, and many make book-purchasing decisions based upon this award program. Books about health or health care that are authored by non-nurses are increasingly submitted for consideration.

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