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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...

Make it a Law: Patient ...

We may think we’ve been doing a great job at patient and family education, but our patients and families don’t seem to agree. AARP is now urging state lawmakers to enact The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act. The bill features three provisions: — The name...

Involve multiple senses...

Back in 1996 Doak, Doak, & Root devoted a chapter to Visuals and How to Use Them. They gave lots of reasons to add illustrations to the text of patient teaching materials, and explained why they are important, including: “Everybody understands and remembers better when...

A job for the future: ...

I’ve been saying it for years: The future of health care is in patient education. Now others are saying it, too. Family Practice Management has published an article proposing medical practices can benefit by the addition of a health education specialist (reference below)....