Effective Patient Education: A Guide to Increased Adherence

Effective Patient Education: A Guide to Increased Adherence
4th Ed.
2011 © Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Donna R. Falvo, PhD, RN, CRC
ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-6625-2
Nursing, Healthcare Literacy, Nursing Education, Patient Information


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

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"The author has succeeded in producing a book that covers beautifully the task of teaching patients. The perspectives of patients and the challenges they face are presented with enough detail to be useful to novice as well as expert providers. This is the best book on this topic to date."

-- Lynda Crawford, PhD (West Suburban College of Nursing) Doody's Review



This title is written for health professionals and is extremely useful for nursing students. As a registered nurse, licensed psychologist, and certified rehabilitation counselor, Dr. Falvo is uniquely positioned as an expert on patient-centered education. She has been a leader in this area for many years.

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