Teaching Patients

We know the statistics: new patients understand about 50% of what we say, and accurately remember only 50% of that — a 75% communication failure rate. Our time with patients is limited and often rushed; we must find ways to connect, earn patient trust, and make sense.

The following articles focus specifically on the need for effective patient teaching.

Patient Education: The Flip Side of Counseling

Counseling and Health Literacy

Gradual Hearing Loss and Sense-Making

Counseling Assumptions/Explaining the Audiogram