Patient/Client Education

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Abstract

The primary focus of this module is to nurture the This module introduces future healthcare professionals to the fundamentals of patient/client education. Students will learn the importance of empowering patients through education to increase patients’ ability and encourage positive behavioral, health-related changes. Another focus of this module is to nurture the confidence and skills that will motivate healthcare professionals to undertake teaching in their work environment. Thus, the emphasis of the module is on the healthcare professional as facilitator of learning. Embedded throughout are themes of thinking like a teacher, the learner as active participant and learning as change. Students are prompted to explore some of the micro skills of teaching and in doing so also come to recognize what is "personally distinctive" about their teaching style.