Nursing And Patient Education: A Qualitative Study

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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…
The role of nurses have become more challenging and complex requiring nurses to actively participate in the health care decisions of the patients. Nurses need to be more efficient in understanding how these changes in society, education, and health care, influences health outcomes. These changes must be considered and incorporated in the curriculum by nurse educators. Nursing Students also need to be conscious about the evolving trends and issues and learn how they impact learning and practice (Jacob, & Vanderhoef, 2012). Several studies have indicated that patients get inadequate information about their sickness and self-care while they are getting discharged from hospitals. The research studies showed that patients scored least satisfaction for patient education among other nursing care.Educating patient involves all informative activities related to the patient, family, health education, prevention, care, and cure.Hence, educating patient should be considered as a part of patient care, not as an separate activity (Farahani et al., 2013). Patients use Internet resources, sponsored by the government and private entities, to become more informed about illnessand health care. This makes nurses to be more competent in critical thinking, communicating, and teaching.Therefore …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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