Title

Integrating patient teaching into bedside patient care: a participant-observation study of hospital nurses

UMMS Affiliation

Graduate School of Nursing

Date

10-29-2002

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Focus Groups; *Home Care Services; Humans; Interviews as Topic; *Nursing Staff, Hospital; *Patient Education as Topic; *Teaching

Disciplines

Nursing

Abstract

Today's patients are quickly discharged from hospitals and often continue complex treatments at home. Patient teaching is critical and hospital nurses are encouraged to use "every teachable moment." This study explored and described the nature of integrating patient teaching into daily patient care and the factors influencing the delivery of teaching. A fieldwork method, conducted over 12 months, used participant-observation (PO) and a focus group session to answer the research questions. Three experienced registered nurses working on the oncology unit of an acute care community hospital served as informants. Critical attributes and patterns of observed teaching events were described.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Patient Educ Couns. 2002 Oct -Nov;48(2):107-13.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

12401413