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  1. Patient education

    Patient education is the process by which health professionals and others impart information to patients and their caregivers that will alter their health behaviors or improve their health status. Education providers may include: physicians, pharmacists, registered dietitians, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, health librarians, hospital discharge planners, medical social workers, psychologists, disease or disability advocacy groups, special interest groups, health advocates and pharmaceutical companies. Health education is also a tool used by managed care plans, and may include both general preventive education or health promotion and disease or condition specific education. Important elements of patient education are skill building and responsibility: patients need to know when, how, and why they need to make a lifestyle change. Group effort is equally important: each member of the patient’s health care team needs to be involved. The value of patient education can be summarised as follows: ⁕Improved understanding of medical condition, diagnosis, disease, or disability. ⁕Improved understanding of methods and means to manage multiple aspects of medical condition. ⁕Improved self-advocacy in deciding to act both independently from medical providers and in interdependence with them.

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    The numerical value of Patient education in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Felicia Hill-Briggs:

    Developers of internet-based patient education may think that internet users are not part of that segment of the population.

  2. Nancy Gordon:

    This means that seniors who can't or don't want to go online to get patient education information or to communicate with their doctors are going to find that it will become harder to get what they want in the more traditional ways like phone and mail.

  3. Felicia Hill-Briggs:

    It's often assumed that only limited segments of the public have challenges with literacy and with understanding health information, developers of internet-based patient education may think that internet users are not part of that segment of the population.

  4. Robert Kauffman:

    Many men and women – despite good patient education efforts – simply elect not to take medication, fail to change habits like being sedentary with no exercise program, refuse to change dietary and caloric intake, etc., some of this is disease denial. If they feel healthy, they rationalize taking medication is not needed.

  5. William Whitehead:

    These findings will likely become an important part of the patient education counseling physicians provide to their patients, while it is tempting to think that only the rare patient who is a gay male would benefit from such counseling, this study makes it clear that anal intercourse is a common practice that is not limited to gay men.

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