Patient education

Patient education sessions need to evolve with the health care industry. This assignment challenges you to rethink patient education by looking at adult education principles as you guide patients to reputable sources for further review.

**This tool is something you would give a patient. Remember, patient education materials should contain LOTS of graphics and text should be at a 6th grade level or below.

Create a patient education tool for any ailment or health promotion activity. The tool should promote patient competency and e-health literacy. Example: Stroke, Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, etc… Consider:

How patients can/will use the tool
Patient experience managing this ailment
Community resources such as public libraries, parks and recreation community centers, and neighborhood service centers for free computer and internet access
Patient ability to perform basic computer functions
Graphs, charts, labels, or other visual information the consumer is likely to see
Direction for how to search and apply relevant online information

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