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IDS: Health Literacy and Its Impact on Surgical Outcomes

October 19 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

  • Virtual presentation via Microsoft Teams (Click here to join the meeting) | Meeting ID: 273 728 018 175 | Passcode: 9yYEuw
    Or call in (audio only): 302-483-7154 | Phone Conference ID: 739 713 43#
  • Please RSVP by emailing Debra ReesePlease include your full name, email address, and institution/organization.
  • This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. We will provide instructions on obtaining CME credit for attendance.

Health Literacy and Its Impact on Surgical Outcomes

Presentation Summary: This virtual presentation will be by Dr. Yarrow Sheldon, General Surgeon, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, as a nod to Health Literacy month. Patients remember and understand less than half of what their doctor tells them in a visit. We should not expect people to be active participants in improving their health if they do not understand what is going on in their bodies or why it is important. Learning how to improve communication and checking the patient’s understanding is the first step to an improved medical partnership.

Yarrow Sheldon, MS

About the Speaker:

Yarrow Sheldon, MD, is currently a general surgeon at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia. Dr. Sheldon graduated from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. She went on to complete general surgery residency at ChristianaCare.

Debra Reese

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