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Assessment saves teachi...

I often say you can save teaching time with assessment.  It appears to add time to the process, but assessment gives you information that allows you to individualize teaching to the needs of the learner. A generic lecture can include information that contradicts what the learner...

A Call to Action: We N...

After saving lives, our most important service is patient and family education. This is because most health care is self-care. If we don’t impact self-care behaviors, we can’t impact health outcomes. I propose we need to identify the evidence-based interventions and disseminate...

Providing information i...

Yes, I keep coming back to this one key point: providing information is not the same as providing education. I love technology. I love apps. They are our future. But I cringe every time I read that the digital and mobile delivery of health information should be our response to...

Is the way you teach pa...

A recent study (Melnyk, et al., 2016) reported that although Chief Nursing Executives believe an evidence-based practice results in high quality care, it is ranked a low priority with little budget allocation.  “To achieve higher healthcare quality and safety along with decreased...