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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

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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Of the 15,058 participants, 75% were attending a patient education / self management programme delivered by the five HSC Trusts.
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When Gallup surveyed hospital patients who had received a medical implant, only 37% of respondents strongly agreed with all three aspects of patient education, while 17% strongly agreed with none of them.
Our patient education materials empower patients to better understand their condition and treatment goals.

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