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Tip of The Week- Patient Education

Patient education is one of the most important service that nurses can provide. Though most nurses may not have the time to perform patient teachings, it is not an excuse to dismiss the task. Patient understanding on their illness and the treatment process they have to go through is essential for them to cooperate and ensure post-discharge compliance especially for disorders needing permanent lifestyle or diet changes and maintenance medications.

For the teaching process to be a success, nurses should consider factors that may hinder understanding like language barriers, cultural differences, education, and age.

For tips on how to perform a successful patient teaching session and making patient  handouts, refer to the links below.

Guidelines for Preparing Patient Education Handouts

BNET Article on Patient Education and the Nursing Process

The Role of Patient Education in Nursing


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One Response to Patient Education Tips for Nurses and Episode 113

  1. Ahmad Fatoni says:

    Thanks for your tips.
    i think this very useful for all nurse.

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