Application of the Concept of Health Literacy in Nursing Process for Sustainable Development in Health
Concept of Health Literacy is focused on developing a person to have knowledge and understanding health issue. Person can analyze and select the appropriate planning to achieve their goals of health behavior change. Person can provide knowledge how to change behavior to other people. The purpose of this article is to make the Registered Nurse understand to concept, element, level of health literacy and relationship between health literacy and health promotion and applied to nursing process. Registered Nurse is an important for help driving public health policy and develop knowledge, which focuses on promoting the knowledge of health to self-reliance and development.
The application of the concept of health literacy in the nursing process requires finding problems and needs. In addition, the evaluation of the problems will be conducted in a systematic with appropriate media. leading to the implementation of and monitoring for ongoing and dynamic results. The concept of health knowledge can be applied to both Individual, family, community levels, but there may be differences in which the family and community levels should take into consideration the way of life and work. It is necessary to adjust the activities or times in accordance with that context, and it will require community involvement. Communities and network partners must participate part in solving problems and development planning until they are a literate community. The leaders of nursing and nursing professional have also joined plan and set goals in enhancing health literacy by applying nursing process to establish quality standards for nursing and Sustainable development in health
Chang, L. (2011). Health literacy, self reported status and health promotion behaviors for adolescents in Taiwan. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20, 190-196.
De Walt, D., Berkman, N., Sheridan, S., Lohr. K., & Pignone, M. (2004). Literacy and health outcomes. Journal of General International Medicine, 19, 1228-1239.
Health education Division, Ministry of Public Health. (2011). Health literacy. Bangkok: New Thammada printing. [In Thai].
Health education Division, Ministry of Public Health. (2013). Health literacy. Bangkok: Printing house of the Agricultural cooperatives association of Thailand. [In Thai].
Intarakamhang,U. (2021). Creating and developing of Thailand health literacy scales. Bangkok: Health Education Division; [In Thai].
Jangpakdee, S., Prasertsong, CH., & Kasiphol, T. (2022). The effects of health literacy program on Covid-19 prevention behaviors Type 2 diabetes mellitus patient. Journal of the Royal Thai Army Nurse, 23(3), 333-341. [In Thai].
Kaewdumkerng, K. (2021). Health literacy processes practices and evaluation tools. Bangkok: ID All Digital Print. [In Thai].
Kickbusch, I., Pelikan, J.M., Apfel, F. & Tsouros, A.D. (2013). Health literacy. The solid facts. World Health Organization, Regional office for Europe. The European Health Literacy Project 2009-2012, 21-35.
Kompayak, J., & Durongritchai, W. (2011). Community health nursing: concepts, principles and nursing practices (2nd ed.). Bangkok: Jutthong. [In Thai].
Mancuso, JM. (2009). Assessment and measurement of health literacy: an integrative review of the literature. Nursing & Health Science, 11, 77-89.
Michou, M., Panagiotakos, DB., & Costarelli, V. (2018). Low health literacy and excess body weight: a systematic review. Cent Eur J Public Health, 26(3), 234-241.
National Health Development Plan Steering Committee, Ministry of Public Health. (2016). National health development plan No. 12. Bangkok: Ministry of Public Health. [In Thai].
National Strategic Map for 20 years (2018-2037). (2017). Government gazette, Volume 135, Chapter 82 Kor (Dated 13th 2018).
Nutbeam, D. (2008). The evolving concept of health literacy. Social Science & Medicine, 67(12), 2072-8.
Photihung, P. (2021). Relationship of health literacy to health promoting and disease prevention behaviors in Thailand: A systematic review. The Journal of Faculty of Nursing Burapha University, 29(3), 115-130. [In Thai].
Pengchan, W., (2017). Health literacy. Capacity development workshop documents. Personnel of the Department of Health regarding health literacy towards Thailand. [In Thai].
Piamsiri, O., Neelapaichit, N., & Kaveevivitchai C. (2018). Relationships of selected factors, health literacy and clinical outcomes in community dwellers with hypertension. The Bangkok Medical Journal, 14(2). [In Thai].
Public Health Systems Research Institute. (1998). Definition of health promotion terminology (2nd ed.). Bangkok: Design Company Limited. [In Thai].
Rothman, RL., Housam, R., Weiss, H., Davis, D., Gregory, R., Gebretsadik, T., … Elasy, TA. (2006). Patient understanding of food labels: the role of literacy and numeracy. American journal of preventive medicine, 31(5), 391–398.
Sharif, I., & Blank, A.E. (2010). Relationship between child health literacy and body mass index in overweight children. Patient Education and Counseling, 79(1), 43-48.
Strategy and Planning Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public. (2016). Health document of SDGs: sustainable development goals: preparationtoSDG, [In Thai].
Strategy and Planning Division, Ministry of Public Health. (2017). Twenty-year national strategic plan for public health (2017-2036) (2nd rev.). Nonthaburi: Ministry of Public Health. [In Thai].
Thiplert, A. (2007). Self-awareness, media literacy: a new concept of media literacy for health. Bangkok: Mr.Copy. [In Thai].
World Health Organization. (1998). Health promotion glossary. Gennevar: WHO Publication.
World Health Organization. (2009). Concepts and examples in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Individual Empowerment Conference Working Document. 7th Global Conference on Health Promotion Promoting Health and Development. Nairobi, Kenya.
World Health Organization. (2016). Shanghai Declaration. Retrieved March 15, 2023, from http://www.who.int/healthpromotion/conferences/9gchp/shanghai-declaration/en/
Yong-Bing Liu, Liu Liu, Yan-Fei Li & Yan-Li Chen. (2015). Relationship between health literacy, health-related behaviors and health status: A survey of elderly Chinese. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healtth, 12, 9714-25.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.