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Keywords

PATIENT EDUCATION, TEACHING PROCESS, TEACHING SKILLS

 

Authors

  1. Carpenter, Jo A. MSN, RN
  2. Bell, Shirley K. EdD, RN

Abstract

A quasiexperimental study was conducted to ascertain what nurses know about teaching patients and whether a planned education offering could increase the knowledge nurses have about the teaching process in patient education. A convenience sample of 44 nurses participated in a pretest/posttest and 1-to 2-month follow-up test on the teaching process. Knowledge deficit was present and learning evident. Nurse educators should instruct staff on the teaching process, giving nurses the necessary skills to deliver effective patient education.