Carol Levine directs the Families and Health Care Project at the United Hospital Fund in New York City. Levine has written extensively on family caregiving. Her next book, Living in the Land of Limbo: Fiction and Poetry about Family Caregiving, will be published in 2014 by Vanderbilt University Press.
In this podcast, Carol Levine talks with Helen Osborne about:
- What “transitions in care” are and why they matter so much today.
- Why communication is often difficult during transitions in care.
- How both health professionals and family caregivers can help improve understanding.
More Ways to Learn:
- Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers & Health Care Professionals Working Together, www.nextstepincare.org
- United Hospital Fund, Transitions in Care 2.0: An Action Agenda. At http://www.uhfnyc.org/publications/880904.
- “A Conversation About the Always Use Teach-back! Toolkit,” Health Literacy Out Loud Podcast #93. At http://healthliteracy.com/hlol-teachback
- “Writing Health Information That Caregivers Can Understand and Providers Will Accept,” Health Literacy Out Loud Podcast #22. At http://healthliteracy.com/hlol-caregivers.
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 5, 11, 22, 27.