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A practical ‘Teach-Back’ workshop by HPB

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Post by Mr Jack on Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:24 am

A practical ‘Teach-Back’ workshop focusing on effective healthcare professional / patient communication using health literacy techniques. The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Darren DeWalt.

Date: Friday, 31 August
Time: 6.00-8.00pm
Venue: Happy Room 1 & 2, Level 4, 3 Second Hospital Ave, Health Promotion Board.

The workshop’s learning objectives are to:
· Increase healthcare professionals’ awareness of the importance of the ‘teach-back’ method as a technique to increase patient understanding and compliance when given medical/lifestyle instructions
· Build capacity to incorporate the ‘teach-back’ method as a technique into daily practice.

See below bio for Dr DeWalt:
Dr. Darren A. DeWalt, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, United States
Dr. DeWalt actively researches self-management interventions for patients with low-literacy and focuses on chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart failure, COPD, and asthma. His focus area is patient-physician communication and health system design to achieve better outcomes for vulnerable populations. Dr. DeWalt is the lead author of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit in the United States.

For more information, please contact HPB.

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