An Approach to Teaching Patients in the Hospital. R. Neal Axon, MD, MSCR Medical University of South Carolina July 31,2012. Learning Objectives. Knowledge: Summarize basic principles of adult learning as summarized, for example, by Knowles.
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R. Neal Axon, MD, MSCR
Medical University of South Carolina
Malcolm S. Knowles. 1913-1997.
Step 1: Go teach the patient.
Step 5: Evaluate Learning Process
Step 1: Assess patient knowledge, learning styles, and motivation
Step 4: Go teach the patient.
Step 2: Assess barriers to learning
Step 3: Set educational goals with patient
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NEW CONCEPT: Health information, advice, instructions, or change in management
Assess patient comprehension / Ask patient to demonstrate
Explain new concept / Demonstrate new skill
Clarify and tailor explanation
Patient recalls and comprehends / Demonstrates skill mastery
Re-assess recall and comprehension / Ask patient to demonstrate
Adherence / Error reduction
Modified from Schillinger, D. et al. Arch Intern Med 2003;163:83-90