Older Adults Patient Education

Description

Write a 500‐750‐word essay on the influence patient education has in health care using the experiences of a patient. Interview a friend or family member about that person’s experiences with the health care system. You may develop your own list of questions.

Suggested interview questions:

  • Did a patient education representative give you instructions on how to care for yourself after your illness or operation?
  • Did a health care professional, pharmacist, nurse, doctor, or elder counselor advise you on your medication, diet, or exercise?
  • Who assisted you at home after your illness or operation?
  • Do you know of any assistance services, i.e., food, transportation, medication, that would help you stay in your home as you get older?