The ACS Board of Regents reviewed and approved the revision at its February meeting. Available at: Committee on Quality of Health Care in America. This chapter will focus on the vascular patient as the adult learner and will discuss ways to achieve effective patient education. Whether teaching a new mom how to bathe a newborn baby or instructing an adult who is living with a chronic heart disease…
Teaching patients is an important aspect of nursing care. WHAT ARE THE UNDESIRABLE TEACHER BEHAVIORS? Patients should possess the requisite knowledge and skills to contribute effectively to their care. American College of Surgeons
The ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, justice, and nonmaleficence find direct application in the arena of oncology patient education. PMID: 398294 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Publication Types: The ACS supports the recommendations of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Health and Medicine Division (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine) underscoring patient rights and responsibilities to fully participate in their care.2,3 Patients should be educated to make informed decisions with a clear understanding of surgical implications. About ACS
Patients need to be provided with education to help them in decisions regarding their operations, and to help them effectively participate in the surgical experience and contribute to their continuing care.
Effectively discharging patients with the education, skills, and clinical information that support safe care transitions. 8, August 2006, American College of Surgeons