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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...

Videos on the art of te...

Over two years ago Chuck Jones, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing at Synergy Broadcast Systems, asked if I was willing to be interviewed on the topic of patient education. I agreed, and the video blog, Patient Educators Update, was born.  Chuck had the expertise in video...