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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...

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...