Patient Education Essential to Recovery, comment


My comment regarding patient education essential to recovery is I believe patient education is very important but I do not agree that it is all up to the nurses. The nurses should be educating the patients on things that are necessary but I do not believe it is their job to educate on everything. For instance speech therapists or occupational therapists are educated on certain things more then a nurse is and can provide more information and education on certain problems. I believe the nurse and doctor is the primary nurse educator but do not believe it is their primary job.

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6 Responses to “Patient Education Essential to Recovery, comment”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I agree with the last two comments. The people who are specialized in their field, should be the one’s doing the educating.  A doctor isn’t specialized in everything.  It seems like nurses have to deal with a lot.  It is up to all the health care providers to provide education, depending on what they are knowledgeable

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I think everyone of the health care team owns the role of education.  The better educated a patient is the better able they will be able to take care of their condition.  Nurse practitioners can help with this role, as well as, physician assistants.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    The doctor isn’t able to give much time and to get other professionals that aren’t nurses into recovery rooms or doctor appointments can be a challenge. There are (should be) many nurses available to provide extra time with each patient. That’s why I also think it is important that nurses be cross-trained so they are able to help with most questions and information.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I believe everyone in the health care field who is caring for that patient should educate the patient in their own specialty. As nurses don’t always know everything about each field. Also if a patient has a question and the nurse may not be aware of the answer the doctor, physical therapist, or occupational therapist should be available to help – that’s just good patient care.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    I never said it wasn’t the nurses role to educate the patients but what I did say was that I don’t believe that it is only the nurses responsibility. Yes the nurses should be educating the patient whenever they can but the nurses do not know everything and that would require someone else in the health system to come and educate. I believe it is everyone that works in health cares responsibility to provide patient education not just the nurses.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I have to disagree with you on this one. I believe that physicians, nurses, and every other part of a healthcare team is responsible for educating each patient. But nurses are the coordinators of healthcare for most patients. It is there job to teach the patient, clarify facts, dispel myths, and when necessary consult with a doctor or specialist. While it is important for speech therapists or occupational therapists to educate, they are only useful for their specialty. Most patient have complex conditions involving more than one body system.

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