Nursing

Patient education: Preparing written materials at the appropriate reading level

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), May 1, 2010

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Patient education remains a problematic standard. Many, if not all, healthcare organizations rely on printed materials to supplement patient education services. Because of the complexity of information related to healthcare diagnoses, treatment, and evaluation, verbal instructions are not sufficient. There are usually limited time and resources available to devote to patient education, but such education is necessary to the patient’s state of health and wellness.

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