Recent Comments
  • NoTime_author: Thanks for including a link to this in your article!...
  • NoTime_author: Thank you Joerg, I agree completely! Involving patients is ...
  • Joerg Haslbeck: Dear Fran, excellent thoughts, thanks for sharing. I par...
  • NoTime_author: Indeed, teach back can be useful in many situations. I know...
  • Heather Scearce: I enjoyed this article. I used to be an instructional design...

Time to talk about pati...

Want to meet and talk to others who work in patient education? Your best opportunity is the Health Care Education Association conference held October 15-17, 2015 in Indianapolis. Here’s a brief video preview: http://video214.com/play/NH489MORQW8EhCRfkU48Fw/s/dark Learn more...

Perceptions of teaching...

Anthropology shows how people of different cultures perceive the world differently, and often those subtle differences are reflected in language. For example, a’o in Hawaiian is the verb meaning “learn, teach.” Yes, to learn and to teach is the same word. That certainly tells...

“Oh no, I have enough...

I know. You don’t have time to learn about Twitter. You don’t care what strangers ate for lunch. You don’t even text message yet. Why should you want to learn to tweet? Perhaps you agree with Rep. Barney Frank: “I have now one ambition: to retire before it becomes essential...

Discharge teaching begi...

Discharge teaching begins at admission. To make this meaningful, I would add: Discharge teaching begins at admission, and continues with every patient or family encounter. Discharge teaching includes assessment, teaching, and evaluation of understanding. Every time you interact with...