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Practical Approach: Patient Education

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The second edition of a reference for professionals that's also useful as an introductory text in patient education courses for nurses and others. It gives a framework for helping people with a chronic health problem--such as high blood pressure, cancer, AIDS, or diabetes--improve their health behaviors and health status through planned educational activities. Paper edition (unseen), $26.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803900738
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/1/1995
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 216

Table of Contents

1 How Do I Know What Patients Want and Need? Needs Assessment 1
2 Do I Know Where To Go, and Will I Know When I Get There? Evaluation 19
3 How Do I Get From a Needs Assessment to a Program? Program Planning and Implementation 67
4 Selecting, Preparing, and Using Materials 117
5 How Do I Get People to Come? 131
6 Working Cross-Culturally 151
7 Helping People Who Are Hard to Help 173
8 The Special Problem of Compliance: How Do I Get People to Do What Is Good for Them? 183
9 What We Know About What Works: One Rationale, Two Models, Three Theories 195
10 Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO): Patient and Family Education Regulations 227
Glossary 235
Index 239
About the Author 245
About the Contributing Coauthors 247
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