An Analysis of the Informational Brochure about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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Introduction The patient education tool under analysis in the present discussion is an informational brochure about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) intended to provide necessary information to patients regarding what the symptoms and causes are for the disease, what treatments are used for the disease, as well as a list of self-care tips patients can use to more effectively take care of themselves and minimize the severity of the disease as much as possible. The brochure is part of a patient education series designed by nurses, and it can be accessed at http://www.nursingcenter.com/pdf.asp?AID=1208806. The informational brochure is well laid out, utilizing point form to deliver the information under broad, easy to read headings. The audience to which the tool is directed is the general public, with a focus on individuals currently experiencing COPD. The families of these individuals could also benefit from the information presented in the brochure. The tone and readability of the text in the brochure is appropriate for the general public, as technical and scientific jargon is not used and the content is presented in a non-formal conversational tone. The content and presentation of information in no way is directed to any one race or cultural background. Individuals from all cultures would find the information in the brochure appropriate, understandable and accessible.
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