BCC Hot Topic: Critical Health Literacy

Critical Health Literacy: understanding medical situations to make reasoned assessments of medical options, including their benefits, risks, and limitations. It involves extracting information, comprehending its relevance, and analyzing it effectively so that it may be used for one’s own benefit and for the benefit of society.

Health literacy is more than being able to read . . . → Read More: BCC Hot Topic: Critical Health Literacy

“This Is Bad Enough” by Elspeth Murray

“This is bad enough” was written by poet Elspeth Murray for the launch of the cancer information reference group of SCAN, the South East Scotland Cancer Network (January 20, 2006). Her poem is a plea for clarity in an increasingly complex health care system that too often relies on jargon rather than information and tools . . . → Read More: “This Is Bad Enough” by Elspeth Murray

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