The general practitioner, a central player in the support of patients with chronic diseases with low literacy Volume 14, issue 8, Octobre 2018

Laboratoire Éducations et Pratiques de Santé, LEPS EA 3412, Université Paris 13, 74 rue Marcel Cachin, 93000 Bobigny
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Patient education is an important part of the response to chronic disease. However, a low level of HL is a major barrier to access to this education. This is particularly important for patients with low literacy skills who benefit less from health education and lack the skills to use existing resources.

Health literacy is at the crossroads of education, health and culture and, in this sense, requires a multidisciplinary and pluriprofessional approach. As such, the general practitioner can play a central role in identifying patients with low literacy skills or implementing educational interventions.

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