Create an education culture to ensure all take the time to teach

October 2007
Patient Education Management;Oct2007, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p109
Academic Journal
Making patient education a part of everyday practice is often difficult because many health care practitioners feel there is no time to teach. Yet, education as well as good patient care are required if good health outcomes are to be achieved. In this month's Patient Education Management, several health care professionals offer insight into building a patient education culture within an institution. In the upcoming months, we will build on this topic, offering details on making patient education a part of annual competencies and job evaluations, creating educational opportunities for staff to learn teaching techniques, and empowering the patient to take an active part in his or her education.


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