The use of correct terminology, grammar, and spelling is important! Any references and citations used should be written in APA format. Please utilize in-text citations when appropriate, and list all references in the space provided at the end of the worksheet. Health Topic: Decide WHAT you would like to teach. Describe in detail why this is an important topic for patient education. Use evidence from the textbook, lesson or an outside scholarly source to support your rationale. TOPIC for the Patient Teaching Project: Substance Abuse (Opioid, Alcohol, Nicotine) Population and Setting: Once you have selected a topic, you must decide WHO you will be teaching and WHERE the education will take place. (i.e., teaching a classroom of middle school students; teaching community members at a local health fair) Learning Barriers: Refer to the assigned article: Educating patients: Understanding barriers, learning styles, and teaching techniques for information related to learning barriers and other teaching considerations. Barriers might be cultural, physical, educational, or environmental. You may also want to consider the developmental stages of your selected population. Example: The population in this community is known to have a low-literacy level, therefore clear pictures and graphics will be utilized to assist with understanding. Learning Objectives: Write three specific learning objectives your Visual Teaching Tool will address. Begin each objective with “At the end of this education, the learner will …” Use an action verb to finish the sentence (i.e., list, demonstrate, describe, define, identify). Example: At the end of this education, the learner will be able to demonstrate the proper way to wear a bike helmet. At the end of this education, the learner will be able to describe how to perform a breast self-exam. At the end of this education, the learner will be able to list three benefits of regular physical activity. Evaluation: Write a paragraph describing how you could evaluate whether your visual teaching tool was successful and met the learning objectives. Consider the population’s abilities and the setting.


Substance Abuse (Opioid, Alcohol, Nicotine) Population and Setting
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