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Patient Education

These websites from reliable organizations provide information in a way that patients can understand.

Choosing effective patient education materials

Once you have assessed your patient's needs, concerns, readiness to learn, preferences, support, and possible barriers to learning, you will need to:

  • Make a plan with your patient and his or her support person
  • Agree with the patient on realistic learning objectives
  • Select resources that fit the patient

Read more from the page published on U.S. National Library of Medicine