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Cancer Health Literacy

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The Irish Cancer Society and the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) joined forces to produce a short eLearning course for healthcare professionals that explores the benefits of good health literacy practice in cancer care. MSD Ireland funded the course.

The course aims to:

  • Raise awareness of how health literacy issues can affect cancer patients.
  • Give an overview of health literacy-friendly communication approaches and tips. These include the universal precautions approach to health literacy, teachback and tips for writing plain language patient information.

Please note: This course is hosted on and takes about 20 minutes to complete. We recommend you complete it in one sitting as your progress does not save.

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For more information on this project, see Irish Cancer Society and NALA launch cancer health literacy eLearning course


Literacy awareness

Course type

Online courses

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