The Importance Of Patient Education

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Abstract In this paper, we discuss the importance of patient education. A qualitative study was conducted in order to discover the issues influencing patient education from the nurses’ point of view. Several studies have indicated that the patients do not receive sufficient information while getting discharged regarding their illness and self-care. The major theme extracted from this study was the organizational cultural inappropriateness. Therefore it is important to increase the motivation of nurses to perform well in providing care by optimizing the culture of the organization (Farahani, Mohammadi, Ahmadi, & Mohammadi, 2013). Patient when they get sickness, they get information of their illness from the internet. Although the …show more content…
As nurses are in contact with the patient more than any other health care professionals, more importance should be given to nurses. They have more opportunity to assess the patients need for education and prepare them to learn the important aspect of their health. Patient education is one of the standards to accredit institutions for providing health services. The reason for selecting this article is because as nurses and educators it is very important for us to know the factors which is affecting the patient education. Therefore it is important to improve the performance of nurses by changing the culture of the organization (Farahani et al., …show more content…
The major theme of this study was inappropriate organizational culture which includes eight factors. They are, not providing importance to patient education, activities which are non-professional, more importance given to physician, conflict and lack of coherence in education,mis communication, ignoring patient 's right in education, lacking motivation and rewarding system in the organization, and poor supervision and control. In order to improve nurses’, it is essential to increase their motivation by optimizing the culture of the organization (Farahani et al., 2013). Providing Patient safety, quality care, and patient satisfaction have become unsaid rules of health care.Understanding the importance of communication between patient and health care professionals, particularly as it relates to safety and quality care, is significant when providing patient education and using the teach-back method.The Teach-Back Method promotes health care knowledge.Good communication skills will promote healthier patients who are able to participate more fully in their own care.By using the this Method, it will help in accomplishing the goal of increased patient satisfaction, safety and quality care (Tamura-Lis,

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