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The Teachable Moment...

I don’t think M. Scott Peck was thinking of patient education when he said this. However, it clearly describes what is going on during the teachable moment: “Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy or unfulfilled....

Teach back is still und...

Teach back has been in the literature for almost 20 years, yet we still don’t use it enough. Here are the conclusions from a national survey of plastic surgeons: “Formal assessment of health literacy is rarely performed, as most plastic surgeons use a general impression....

No Time to Teach is on ...

Need a small but significant gift for your friends who work in health care? My publisher, Pritchtt & Hull is offering a special sale price on the current edition of No Time to Teach: The Essence of Patient and Family Education for Health Care Providers from now through the end...

Teach Back: Evaluating ...

“Rather than ask patients if they understand your instruction, ask them to tell you—in their own words—about the instruction. Ask them to tell you how they will carry out the instruction, and the kinds of problems they face to comply.” Doak, Doak, & Root, 1996, page 65 View...