Patient and Caregiver Teaching

Patient and Caregiver Teaching

Role of Patient and Caregiver teaching

  • General goals for patient teaching include
    • Health promotion
    • Disease prevention
    • Illness management
    • Selection and use of appropriate treatment options
  • A teaching plan includes
    • Assessment of the patient’s ability and readiness to learn
    • Identification of teaching needs
    • Development of learning goals with the patient
    • Implementation of the teaching
    • Evaluation of the patient’s learning.
  • Every interaction is a potential “teachable moment”
    • Patient and caregiver teaching is challenging
    • Teaching plans provide guidelines
    • Regulatory agencies provide mandates

Difference between learning and teaching

  • Learning
    • A persistent change in a person as a result of an experience where he or she acquires knowledge or skill
  • Teaching
    • An interactive and dynamic process that involves a change in a patient’s knowledge, behavior, and/or attitude in order to maintain or improve health

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