Working with low-literacy seniors
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Published by National Literacy and Health Program, Canadian Public Health Association in Ottawa .
Written in English


  • Literacy -- Health aspects -- Canada.,
  • Older people -- Health and hygiene -- Canada.,
  • Older people -- Medical care -- Canada.,
  • Public health -- Canada.,
  • Patient Education,
  • Writing

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Edition Notes

ContributionsCanadian Public Health Association. National Literacy and Health Program.
The Physical Object
Pagination44 p. :
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19310082M
ISBN 100919245994

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