The “Treatment for hepatitis B” brochure is a resource for patients beginning treatment for hepatitis B and their clinicians.
The brochure supports discussions between clinicians and patients to explain the need for regular check-ups, ongoing monitoring and test results. Patients can then take the brochure home as a reminder.
The brochure comes in the form of a ‘tear-off pad’, which makes it easy for clinicians to use.
The resource is available in English, Vietnamese, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
To download the brochure click on the image below and scroll down the page to the ‘Publications’ section.
Unmanaged hepatitis B has a high mortality rate from liver cancer. Nearly 50% of people go undiagnosed; of these around two thirds come from non- Anglo backgrounds.
Many clients living with hepatitis B have low health literacy and there are many challenges to engaging people in care.
The brochures cater to low health literacy levels, and increased clients’ understanding of the need for 6 monthly check-ups and the risk of liver cancer. They also encouraged clinicians to discuss test results and engage clients in care and decisions.
Health Literate Organisations ensure that  :
This project was a collaboration between St Vincent’s Melbourne, Cancer Council Victoria, Australian Chinese Medical Association of Victoria and the Gastroenterological Society of Australia. To realise the project, these organisations:
 Ministry of Health, 2015, Health Literacy Review: A guide. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
 Trezona, Dodson & Osborne, 2017, Organisational Health Literacy Responsiveness (Org-HLR) Self Assessment Tool and User Guide, Deakin University.
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