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Evaluation of Patient Education

  • Luigi Naldi
  • Fabrizia Sassi
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 146)

Patient education is the process of enabling individuals to make informed decisions about their personal health-related behaviour. It aims to improve health by encouraging compliance with medical treatment regimens and promoting healthy lifestyles [1]. Patients have a right to receive appropriate education, so they can utilize their knowledge to participate in decision-making processes [2]. Professionals in health care have a commitment to provide unbiased and evidence-based information to help educate patients. Virtually every patient encounter should include some element of patient education. The physician who uses a variety of strategies (e.g., verbal messages, printed materials, computerized information) and involves staff in patient education efforts is most likely to be a successful patient educator [3].

Keywords

Transplant Recipient Skin Cancer Renal Transplant Recipient Health Belief Model Organ Transplant Recipient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigi Naldi
    • 1
  • Fabrizia Sassi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, Ospedali RiunitiCentro Studi GISEDBergamoItaly

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