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Delivering Patient, Resident, and Caregiver Education in Health Care

presented by Michelle Camicia, PhD, RN, CRRN, CCM, NEA-BC, FARN, FAHA, FAAN

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Financial: Michelle Camicia is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation


 Non-Financial: Michelle Camicia has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 48 Minutes


This course gives students an overview of patient/resident and caregiver education and how to use teaching strategies to enhance learning. Specific strategies are presented. Participants will be taught about various learning styles and how to deliver content accordingly. A brief review of teaching and learning theory will be introduced. Inter-professional collaboration to promote effective teaching is also discussed. This course is appropriate for health care professionals in any setting.

Meet Your Instructor

Michelle Camicia, PhD, RN, CRRN, CCM, NEA-BC, FARN, FAHA, FAAN

Michelle Camicia, PhD, MSN, CRRN, CCM, NEA-BC, FAHA, FARN, FAAN, is the director of operations for Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center at the Vallejo Medical Center. She is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Center as well as outreach, quality, and regulatory oversight. Michelle is a past president of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. She has…

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1. Understanding How People Learn

Health care professionals who understand the theory that underlies how people learn are better able to develop and deliver education to patients/residents and caregivers. Foundational teaching-learning theory and models of learning will be discussed. This chapter covers different learning styles and adult learning principles.

2. Timing Education Right

Teaching patients/residents and caregivers at the right time can result in more effective learning. Assessing readiness to learn and the optimal timing for educational delivery will be discussed.

3. Evidence-Based Teaching for Effective Learning

Health care professionals need to facilitate learning to improve health and prevent complications from disabling conditions. This chapter reviews evidence-based teaching strategies (e.g., motivational interviewing, the teach-back method) to promote effective learning. The result of effective learning and the impact on patient/resident and caregiver health will be discussed.

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