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Health Care Education Books of Interest

  • Doak, C. C., Doak, L. G., & Root, J. H. (1996). Teaching patients with low literacy skills (2nd ed.). Now available online at no charge at
  • Fadiman, A. (1997). The spirit catches you and you fall down: A Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures. New York: The Noonday Press.
  • Frampton, S. B., Gilpin, L., & Charmel, P. A. (Eds.). (2003). Putting patients first: Designing and practicing patient-centered care. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Gerteis, M., Edgman-Levitan, S., Daley, J., & Delbanco, T. L. (Eds.). (2002). Through the patient's eyes: Understanding and promoting patient-centered care, new edition: Jossey-Bass.
  • London, F. (1999). No time to teach? A nurse's guide to patient and family education. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
  • London, F. (2009). No time to teach? The essence of patient family education for healthcare providers. Atlanta: Pritchett and Hull.
  • Lorig, K. (2000). Patient education: A practical approach. (2 ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Purnell, L.(2009)  Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care. Philadelphia:F.A. Davis Company
  • Rankin, S. H., Stallings, K. D., & London, F. (2005). Patient education in health and illness (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Redman, B. K. (2003). Measurement tools in patient education (2 ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Smith, R. C. (2002). Patient-centered interviewing: An evidence-based method (2 ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Vega, AG. (2009) Broken Heart. A nursing novella about coping with change and loss. Atlanta: Pritchett and Hull.
  • Vega. AG. (2009) Lions and Tigers and Nurses. A nursing novella about  lateral violence. Atlanta: Pritchett and Hull.
  • Vella, J. (2002). Learning to listen, learning to teach: The power of dialogue in educating adults (Revised ed.). New York: Jossey-Bass.
  • Weiss, B. D. (2003). Health literacy: A manual for clinicians (2 ed.).American Medical Association Foundation and American Medical Association.
  • Wright, D. (1998). The ultimate guide to competency assessment in healthcare (3 ed.). Minneapolis, MN: Creative Healthcare Management.

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