“The teaching-learning process empowers client to achieve increased wellness or to manage specific healthcare needs.” (C raven & Hirnle, 2008, p.345) Knowing this, I had discovered my goal for the client as well.
Before beginning the teaching progress I need to learn about my client’s learning needs. “Determine what the client needs to know or do to function more independently” (Craven & Hirnle, 2008, p. 348). The best ways to gather information about your client is to ask your client. Therefore, I had asked my client what he knew about taking a radial pulse. His reply was “I only k...
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...necting to your client and understanding their needs before pressing your teaching upon them. No client is willing to learn from someone who is in a hurry and just passing information like it is a voting pamphlet. Every client must be reached on their level to meet their concerns and their needs.
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