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Patient Education in Home Care: Strategies for Success

Ashton, Kathleen PhD, RN; Oermann, Marilyn H. PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

doi: 10.1097/NHH.0000000000000059
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This article describes principles for patient education, beginning with assessment of learning needs through evaluation. Strategies for effective teaching in the home care setting are presented, including use of educational resources.

Kathleen Ashton, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina.

Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is a Professor and the Director of Evaluation and Educational Research, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Address for correspondence: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Duke University School of Nursing, DUMC 3322, 307 Trent Dr., Durham, NC 27710 (marilyn.oermann@duke.edu).

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