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Effective Patient Education: A Guide to Increased Adherence, Fourth Edition

Author(s): Donna Falvo, PhD, RN, University of North Carolina, North Carolina
  • ISBN-13: 9780763766252
  • Paperback    496 pages      © 2011
Price: $183.95 US List
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Written by a nursing expert and former Chair of patient education for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Effective Patient Education: A Guide to Increased Adherence, Fourth Edition gives clinicians the tools they need to become effective patient educators. Using a patient-centered approach, this essential text provides specific strategies for communicating in a way that motivates patients to take action. Crucial to this approach is an understanding of the patient as a partner in the patient education process. The text uncovers patient concerns and challenges that may interfere with patient adherence to recommendations, enabling clinicians to gain insight into their patients and devise communication strategies that can empower patients to overcome obstacles. In addition, this completely revised and updated edition explores the challenges that clinicians may face in conducting patient education.  Using case examples to illustrate key points, this text moves beyond theory to offer practical application principles for the real world. Featuring a clinical approach in examining established patient-education theories, Effective Patient Education: A Guide to Increased Adherence, Fourth Edition is an invaluable guide for nursing students and professionals!

The Fourth Edition includes chapters on:

  • Enhancing patient motivation
  • Building an effective patient education team
  • Patient-centered teaching model
  • Instructional aids, including internet and web-based resources
Chapter 1  Patient Adherence as an Outcome of Effective Patient Teaching
Chapter 2  Toward a Model of Patient Centered Teaching
Chapter 3  Enhancing Patient Motivation: Increasing Adherence
Chapter 4  Individual Factors in Patient Teaching and Patient Adherence
Chapter 5  Patient Teaching Through the Lifespan: A Developmental Perspective
Chapter 6  The Family, Patient Centered Teaching and Patient Adherence
Chapter 7  Cultural Issues in Patient Teaching and Patient Adherence
Chapter 8  Communicating Effectively in Patient Teaching: Enhancing Patient Adherence
Chapter 9  Building Patient Partnerships: Facilitating Patient Participation in Patient Centered Teaching
Chapter 10  Health Literacy in Patient Education and Patient Adherence
Chapter 11  Patient Teaching and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Chapter 12  Patient Teaching and Patient Adherence Issues for Older Adults
Chapter 13  Patient Teaching About End-of-Life Issues
Chapter 14  Ethical Issues in Patient Teaching and Patient Adherence
Chapter 15  Informed Consent
Chapter 16  Instructional Aids in Patient Teaching: Used or Abused
Chapter 17  Research and Evaluation in Patient Teaching and Patient Adherence
Chapter 18  Building an Effective Patient Education Team: Promoting Patient Centered Patient Teaching

Donna Falvo, PhD, RN-University of North Carolina, North Carolina

Donna R. Falvo Ph.D. has over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse, licensed psychologist, and certified rehabilitation counselor. During her tenure at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, she served as clinician, professor and researcher at the School of Medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine where she was the Director of Behavioral Science, and later served as Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the Rehabilitation Institute. Most recently she was Clinical Professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She is past president of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, and a former Mary Switzer Scholar. She served as Dimension Expert with the National Research Corporation/Picker Institute, Lincoln, Nebraska from 2005-2008. She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, in addition to authoring the four previous editions of Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability and authoring the book entitled, Effective Patient Education: A Guide to Increased Adherence, currently in its 4th edition.
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