Patient Education

Patient education can include information about conditions and treatments or how to navigate the healthcare system. Ultimately, these educational efforts may help empower patients and inspire them to take ownership of their care.

Education helps patients make informed decisions

One of the primary goals of patient-centered care is integrating patients as partners in the care team. In order to make this partnership successful, experts say providers need to account for patient preferences.

Ensuring informed decision-making relies heavily on patient education. When patients are more knowledgeable about their care and potential treatment options, they are better able to identify how they do or do not want to receive their healthcare.

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