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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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A review of 8 randomized trials of therapeutic patient education programs for children with atopic dermatitis or their parents concluded that intervention improved quality of life in four of the seven studies that assessed this parameter.
Lau-Walker and co-authors (2016) evaluated the impact of integration of a Personalized Patient Education Protocol (PPEP) into an existing post-myocardial infarction care pathway.
A flow diagram of the perceived current state of patient education documentation was created based on the team's knowledge of outpatient encounters.
The opening question asked the participant to recollect, as accurately as possible, one significant patient education session of a child and the family over the past month.
Other barriers specific to long-term patient education include lack of repetition of concepts, low participation of patients in their care, depression, and situations in which a spouse or significant other manages the care but is not present for education.
There are many patient education software systems available to dental professionals today.
A growing category in litigation management and patient education is online or Web-based education risk-management tools.
Courses such as dental public health and periodontics have patient education components, as does the traditional preventive dentistry course.
CONCLUSIONS * It appears that provider involvement and familiarity with patient education materials are key to their use in clinical practice.
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Patient education resoundingly demonstrated the highest correlation with patient satisfaction, as well as with other variables.
Patient education is a key to disease management, convalescence, and overall wellness maintenance.

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