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pa·tient ed·u·ca·tion

(pāshĕnt edyū-kāshŭn)
nursing Teaching of the patient; process of assisting the patient to gain knowledge, skill, and a value or attitude related to a health problem or for health promotion.

patient education

Health information and instruction to help patients learn about specific or general medical topics. Topics include the need for preventive services, the adoption of healthy lifestyles, the correct use of medications, and the care of diseases or injuries at home.
See also: education

patient education

element of patient empowerment; achieved by teaching patients about their illnesses/conditions, encouraging greater involvement in decisions related to ongoing care and treatment

pa·tient ed·u·ca·tion

(pāshĕnt edyū-kāshŭn)
nursing teaching of the patient; process of assisting the patient to gain knowledge related to a health problem.
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Our medical surgical floors deal with so many diagnoses making it virtually impossible to store printed materials," explained Ann Furey, RN MBA, patient education program manager at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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