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Let the patient interru...

I just got a question via social media from a nursing student.  She didn’t understand why I said: when you are teaching, you should let the patient interrupt you rather than say, “Wait until I am done and then you can ask questions.” Because the evidence shows:...

What patient education ...

I just read this on the Internet. I won’t give the source because my intention is not to criticize them, but to inform you: “A successful patient education program has three main elements: – what to communicate – when to deliver it – how to deliver it” What...

Another reason to indiv...

Are you primarily providing health information to patients digitally? Do you refer everyone to your website? Are you assessing their needs first? More than 56 million people in the United States live with a disability. However, disabled Americans are about 3 times more likely as...

Major challenge of a ch...

The nurse asked the patient what was the largest challenge she faced now that she was diagnosed with diabetes. Her response, “Having a doctor who listens.” Her largest challenge was not fear. Not self-care skills. Not worry about what the future holds. It was having a...