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How to use Twitter to e...

According to adult learning principles (Knowles, 1990), adults learn best when they are actively involved in the process. They are not empty vessels waiting to be filled. Adults come with experience and opinions that must be respected and acknowledged. Passively sitting in a presentation...

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I got this question on Twitter today: With a limit of 140 characters it was hard to comprehensively address the question. There are many sources of evidence-based information on how to effectively and efficiently teach patients and families. So I answered in a series of tweets....

It takes the same time ...

Jessica Sherman’s DNP dissertation couldn’t have said it better: “[It] it does not take any more time to complete patient education in an effective versus a non-effective manner.” That’s right. Ineffective passive teaching methods take the same amount...

How to answer, “I...

I’ve heard lots of talk about patient-centered care, but not as much on exactly how to do this.  One big issue is knowing how aggressive to be with treatments, and when to focus on quality of life rather than quantity.  This is where the members of the health care team act...