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CORE COMPETENCIES: PATIENT TEACHING CORE COMPETENCIES: PATIENT TEACHING
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Patient Teaching Core Competencies Student’s Name Course/Number Date Instructor’s Name Chapter 7 A. Introduction: Major Topic Areas Being Covered The major topic areas being covered are: the importance of patient education as a crucial part of patient (Mr.
M.S.) adherence to medication regimen. Question B The two teaching principles related to patient education and drug therapy across the life span that are applicable to any health care setting or to home care are fundamental principles of prescribing medicine or medical intervention [such as respect for autonomy, non-malfeasance, beneficence, and respect for the patient's autonomy]. The principles that touch on the practicalities of prescribing medicine or medical intervention include: avoidance of unwarranted interference; being mindful of the balance between adverse toxic side effects and the medicine's beneficial nature; keeping the target concentration intervention in mind; and administering proper dosage in terms of quantity and method (for instance, one has to start with low dose, before increasing the dose gradually, when necessary (Edmunds and Mayhew, 2008). Question C According to Lilley, Collins, Harrington and Snyder (2010), the two learning principles related to patient education and drug therapy across the life span that are applicable to any health care setting or to home care are veracity and confidentiality. Veracity demands that all that Mr. M. S. as the patient has to be taught on the anticoagulant warfarin (Coumadin) has to be truthful, scientifically verifiable and accurate. ...
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