Patient Education for Health Care Professionals:The Design of a Patient Education Manual for Older Adults

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Identifier 2004_Hall
Title Patient Education for Health Care Professionals:The Design of a Patient Education Manual for Older Adults
Creator Hall, Vicky
Subject Health Behavior; Education, Professional; Health Education; Learning; Patient Education as Topic; Manuals as Topic; Professional-Patient Relations; Problem-Based Learning; Learning Disorders; Self Care; Health Literacy; Communication Barriers; Age Factors; Adult Education; Gerontology; Age-Related Changes; Aging Populations
Description Patient education activities are carried out in a variety of ways, both formal and informal, and involve the entire spectrum of health care professionals. In some professional training programs the role of patient educator is clearly emphasized, while in other fields the clinician does not identify with this role. Many health care professionals are well prepared for the technical aspects of their work but are inadequately prepared to provide patient education. In addition, many health care workers lack specific knowledge related to the needs of older adults. The purpose of this paper is to disclose some of the barriers to learning faced by older adults and to present teaching methods that address those barriers as well as the learning needs of older adults. A patient education manual for health care professionals working with older adults that addresses these principles is presented as an appendix to this paper.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2004
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Vicky Hal 2004
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Scanning Technician sg
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Name Vicky Hall
Type Text
ARK ark:/87278/s60p3x9r
Setname ehsl_gerint
Date Created 2013-01-28
Date Modified 2018-06-08
ID 179493
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60p3x9r
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