Patient Teaching and Education (PTED)



Designed to support person-centred care, this course focuses on the communication and learning styles of patients and families and how to tailor the delivery of medical education accordingly. The course is built on the award winning program ‘Maximizing Patient Education Skills Workshop’, in collaboration with Cancer Care Ontario and University Health Network.

This course will assist you in achieving the following learning objectives:
• Describe patient-centered care and the principles of adult learning
• Identify strategies to engage in successful patient education learning
• List the five dimensions of effective, active listening
• Incorporate the principles of effective communication into your practice
• Recognize and address the patients level of literacy and readiness to learn
• Identify the patient’s learning style during the patient encounter
• Determine your own learning and communication style to then be able to adapt to patient/family styles

Offered twice a year: March and September

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