Title

The Importance of Teach-Back Method in Patient Education

Presenter Information

Jessica LoydFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Mrs. Coleman

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Low health literacy is a serious problem in healthcare today. The teach-back method is an effective way to deliver patient education. This method requires nurses to first teach/demonstrate a technique. At a later time, the patient will teach back what they previously learned. This method is effective because patients become involved in their healthcare. The nurse has the opportunity to correct patient misunderstandings because of the teach-back method.

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Evidence Based Best Practices in Clinical Healthcare

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The Importance of Teach-Back Method in Patient Education

Low health literacy is a serious problem in healthcare today. The teach-back method is an effective way to deliver patient education. This method requires nurses to first teach/demonstrate a technique. At a later time, the patient will teach back what they previously learned. This method is effective because patients become involved in their healthcare. The nurse has the opportunity to correct patient misunderstandings because of the teach-back method.