Health education

  • Pages 4-9 provide a brief summary of this client’s conditions (in this example, Diabetes Mellitus). This demonstrates why it is important to have a good understanding of the client’s condition/disease before beginning a health education activity.
  • For your client:
    • Identify the disease/condition that you plan to address in this teaching plan
    • What resource/s will you use to review this disease/condition, in preparation for teaching? (Remember, all resources should be current and evidence-based).
  • Pages 9-12 discusses barriers to effective teaching.
  • List 3 barriers that healthcare professionals experience:
  • List 3 strategies to overcome the barriers you identified:
  • Pages 12-13 discusses Patient Centered Diabetes Education.
  • What is the difference between DOPE and HOPE?
  • How has the role of (diabetes) health educator changed in recent times
  • How do we keep our education “patient-centered”?
  • What is the benefit of patient-centered education?
  • Pages 13-18 discuss the ASSURE mnemonic for teaching.

A: Analyze

  • Which elements are important to “Analyze” in our learners?
  • What are the 4 basic learning styles discussed in this module?
  • How can you assess learning styles in your client?

S: State the Objectives

  • Remember, all objectives should be SMART. What does this mean?
  • When creating objectives for the learning session, how do you best decide what to teach

S: Select appropriate teaching method

  • List 3 examples of teaching methods that can be implemented during health education sessions:

            U: Use effective instructional materials

  • List 3 examples of instructional materials that can be used for health education:

R: Require learner performance

  • What are the 4 domains of learning?

R: Evaluate the learning

  • What are the best methods to utilize to evaluate effectiveness of teaching?
    •  Pages 18-26 discuss various theories and models for change. Use this information to guide your selection of a theory/model for your educational session.

 Pages 30-32 discuss Creating a Lesson Plan. Use this information to guide you as you create a lesson plan for your client.