Thursday, March 20, 2008

Patient education for patient-centered care

Patient education for patient-centered care: "Interactive patient education modules and Internet resources can help hospitals in their efforts to foster effective patient-centered care. These types of tools can empower patients and allow nurses to spend time on direct patient care.

'When patients are in the hospital, they often feel like they've lost a certain degree of control,' said Tracy Charles. 'The most important aspect of a [patient-centered] system is helping patients feel empowered.'"

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