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Health outcomes

The Importance of Partnerships in Local Health Department Practice among Communities with Exceptional Maternal and Child Health Outcomes

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify unique practices underway in communities that have been empirically identified as having achieved exceptional maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes compared with their peers.

The Influence of Literacy on Patient-Reported Experiences of Diabetes Self-Management Support

Background: Variability in disease-related outcomes may relate to how patients experience self-management support in clinical settings.
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with experiences of self-management support during primary care encounters.

Low Health Literacy: Overview, Assessment, and Steps Toward Providing High-Quality Diabetes Care

 Although hypotheses about the link between literacy and health outcomes were published in the 1980s,1 the potential consequences of limited literacy in U.S. health care settings was brought to the attention of the larger clinical and health policy communities by a study published in 1995.

Unreconciled inconsistencies: a critical review of the concept of social justice in 3 national nursing documents.

 A critical review of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, Nursing's Social Policy Statement, and Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice provides evidence that these documents present an inconsistent, ambiguous, and superficial conceptualization of social justice, and do not offer an adequate framework for nurses to address underlying issues that affect health outcomes.

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