Nurse's Handbook of Patient Education

Nurse's Handbook of Patient Education

by Shirin F. Pestonjee, Pestonjee
     
 

Readers find “how to” guidance on all aspects of patient teaching, from assessing learning needs and writing meaningful objectives to implementing effective teaching plans. Contents include scores of disorders organized by body system and feature causes, potential complications, pertinent medications, activity restrictions, nutrition reminders,

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Overview

Readers find “how to” guidance on all aspects of patient teaching, from assessing learning needs and writing meaningful objectives to implementing effective teaching plans. Contents include scores of disorders organized by body system and feature causes, potential complications, pertinent medications, activity restrictions, nutrition reminders, treatments, risk factors, and care after discharge.

A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Andrea D. Posey, RN, BSN, MSN (University of Alaska Anchorage)
Description: This is a handbook of information pertaining to patient education topics. These are presented in an easy-to-access outline form.
Purpose: The purpose and objectives are to provide a teaching framework and content guide for patient education. These objectives are met.
Audience: The book is aimed at healthcare professionals who engage in patient teaching. It is written at an appropriate level. The author's credentials are unknown.
Features: Basic teaching concepts are presented in an outline fashion, organized by physiologic system. Areas of concentration are medications, activity, nutrition, treatment, risk factors, and aftercare. There is also a discussion at the beginning of the book about adult learning principles and forming a teaching plan. The appendix includes home care topics such as home safety, oxygen therapy, and pain management. These home care topics also include learning objectives and patient/caregiver instructions. The selected references are current and appropriate.
Assessment: The nurse's busy schedule does not allow much time for formal patient teaching even though it is a required part of the job. This book is a valuable contribution the patient education aspect of nursing. The basic framework for patient education is provided, allowing nurses to spend time providing education to clients instead of taking time to formulate the plan.
4 Stars! from Doody
Andrea D. Posey
This is a handbook of information pertaining to patient education topics. These are presented in an easy-to-access outline form. The purpose and objectives are to provide a teaching framework and content guide for patient education. These objectives are met. The book is aimed at healthcare professionals who engage in patient teaching. It is written at an appropriate level. The author's credentials are unknown. Basic teaching concepts are presented in an outline fashion, organized by physiologic system. Areas of concentration are medications, activity, nutrition, treatment, risk factors, and aftercare. There is also a discussion at the beginning of the book about adult learning principles and forming a teaching plan. The appendix includes home care topics such as home safety, oxygen therapy, and pain management. These home care topics also include learning objectives and patient/caregiver instructions. The selected references are current and appropriate. The nurse's busy schedule does not allow much time for formal patient teaching even though it is a required part of the job. This book is a valuable contribution the patient education aspect of nursing. The basic framework for patient education is provided, allowing nurses to spend time providing education to clients instead of taking time to formulate the plan.
Booknews
This book discusses causes, potential complications, and essential teaching topics for disorders including Alzheimer's, heart failure, pneumonia, diabetes, and hemophilia. Pestonjee, an RN, incorporates basic skills such as assessing learning needs, writing objectives, planning for the best learning times, and developing and implementing teaching plans, to help nurses teach in any situation<-->from hospitals and clinics to schools and homes. Spiral bound. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582550183
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
SPIRAL
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.73(d)

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