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Patient Education Emerg...

One thing I liked about my job as a Health Education Specialist was the fact that there were very few patient education emergencies.  Since teaching patients is integrated into all care, it’s part of planning for care.  Occasionally I had to produce a handout on an outbreak...

Focus on best practices...

There is so much we could do to more clearly communicate with our patients, but we have so little time.  How can we prioritize? One study surveyed health literacy experts and compiled a list of the core set of practices that all health care professionals should learn and use routinely...

Network and Learn Septe...

As a health care professional working in patient education, don’t you ever just want to ask a colleague a question, or run an idea by someone who knows what you’re talking about? Well, the Health Care Education Association conference will give you an opportunity to meet...

If patient education is...

First, let’s agree on the goals of patient education. The learner is educated when he or she: — Has his or her questions answered — Understands enough to make informed decisions — Develops basic self-care skills to survive — Can recognize problems and how to respond If...