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Is your teaching patien...

Is your teaching patient-centered? Do you teach patients what you know, or what they want to know? I just came across the website of a surgeon that claims to focus on patient education. Of course I checked it out! I was disappointed to find it consisted primarily of illustrated,...

How I find the latest n...

My personal mission has been to disseminate the evidence relating to how to most effectively and efficiently teach patients and families. As you know, I tweet about patient education every day. Most of my tweets offer links to the latest news and research. How I do this without...

Another reason to evalu...

A systematic review of the literature just published in JAMA revealed most patients overestimate intervention benefits and underestimate harm. They trust us. Do we unconsciously leave them with these misunderstandings, because we want them to follow our recommendations? Or do we...

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....