ERIC Number: ED359333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Skills & the Health Care Industry. Workforce & Workplace Literacy Series. Revised.
BCEL Brief, n4 May 1993
This brief is a combination directory of contact persons and annotated bibliography designed to provide information on developing and implementing basic skills training programs for workers in the health care industry. The first section contains information on 33 contact persons currently operating employee basic skills programs for health care workers, working on patients' literacy needs, providing technical assistance in the area of basic skills training, researching the impact of employee basic skills on health care, or operating grant programs in support of health care projects. Each profile contains the contact person's current title and address along with a brief summary of the program. The second part of the brief is an annotated bibliography of 16 publications. The publications cited deal with various aspects of basic skills and literacy training for health care workers and patient education, including the following: workplace literacy, teaching and learning English as a Second Language, teaching patients with low literacy skills, women's health, the health status of illiterate adults, communicating with non-English-speaking patients, and cultural diversity. A publisher of health care materials for adults with limited reading abilities is also listed. (MN)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Business Council for Effective Literacy, New York, NY.
Note: Revises ED 344 078.