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NOTE: Slides for this session are contained at the back of the PDF handout which is available after module is purchased.
Patient education is a process of assisting individuals to learn about their health care and influence behaviors to increase health and independence. Education of families is important in supporting the patient with the expectation that patients and families will adapt and apply health practices to improve health care outcomes. To achieve this goal, patients and families need to understand health, illness, and influencing factors through communication that meets their level of understanding in a manner that is respectful and engaging.
A review of education principles and theories of learning which support the RN in the CCTM role will be discussed; as will methods to assess patient and family learning needs that promote an open learning environment in which they can work toward self management and optimal health.
The purpose of this chapter is to enable the reader to identify methods to assess patient and family learning needs, create learning opportunities, and promote an open learning environment in which the learner works toward self-management and optimal health.
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Contact hours available until 3/31/2020.
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to identify methods to assess patient and family learning needs and promote an open learning environment in which the learner works toward self-management and optimal health.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and AAACN.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.
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This was a great overview of patient/family teaching concepts and reiteration of how best to provide education and assess engagement of patients and families.