November 8, 2014
Alternate Journal: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
ISSN: 1097-6787 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23394924
*Patient Education as Topic
Abstract: Patient education is a fundamental part of caring for patients. A practice gap exists, where patients want more information, while health care providers are limited by time constraints or difficulty helping patients understand or remember. To provide patient-centered care, it is important to assess the needs and goals, health beliefs, and health literacy of each patient. This allows health care providers to individualize education for patients. The use of techniques, such as gaining attention, providing clear and memorable explanations, and assessing understanding through “teach-back,” can improve patient education. Verbal education during the office visit is considered the criterion standard. However, handouts, visual aids, audiovisual media, and Internet websites are examples of teaching aids that can be used as an adjunct to verbal instruction. Part II of this 2-part series on patient-physician interaction reviews the importance and need for patient education along with specific guidelines and techniques that can be used.
Notes: Hong, Judith
Nguyen, Tien V
Prose, Neil S
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Mar;68(3):364.e1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2012.10.060.
Author Address: Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4579Author: Honigsmann, H.
Title: History of phototherapy in dermatology
Journal: Photochem Photobiol Sci