Patient Education And Health Care

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Patient education materials are extremely important when it comes to health care and health education. Patient education resources can help the client and health care staff by providing written documentation on a subject that may be a new subject for a client. Patient education materials can also help client non compliant client understand the plan of care and cooperate in their care plan. Furthermore, when using patient education material it can help communication with a client that is visual and verbal learners. When speaking to an individual in regards health care, education the reading materials need to be given to the client at an approached reading level. According to Literacy Project Foundation" Illiteracy has become such a serious problem in our country that 44 million adults are now unable to read a simple story to their children." Health care workers must be aware of the client reading and comprehension level and also assist in addressing literacy needs of a client when giving a client written health care information. Health care works must also take into consideration a client age, and culture background when giving a client health care education materials. As a nurse that works in a clinic I find myself using my employer patient education tools a lot. Many of these tools are very tough to read and hard to comprehension. Most of the clients that we see are individual that English is their second language and low income family. I find myself having to do a lot
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