Patient Education

  • H. Winter Griffith
  • Peter Attarian
  • William T. Harrison

Abstract

Patient education is only one of a variety of activities which fall under the general rubric of health education. Health education to many implies giving information to the general population and particularly to certain target groups (smokers, obese, aged, handicapped, or public school children). Patient education applies to people involved as patients in the formal health care system and, as defined here, involves more than information giving. It emphasizes specific behaviors on the part of both patient and physician and assumes that the individual patient has the capability for responsible participation in, and decision making capacity for, his own health care.

Keywords

Patient Education Exam Room Patient Education Program Audiovisual Material Mediate Learning 
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References

  1. 1.
    Blobner DM, Renner JH: Patient Education. Model Clinic Office Plan for Two Physicians. Madison, University of Wisconsin, Dept of Family Medicine.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Griffith W: Instructions for Patients. Philadelphia, Saunders, 1977Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Winter Griffith
  • Peter Attarian
  • William T. Harrison

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