Research shows that a technique known as patient-led clarification where the clarification of doctor’s instructions resulted in improved adherence six months later
(McCabe & Healey, 2018, p.415).
When patients can lead the conversation and address their concerns, they are more aware of how crucial postoperative care is to their recovery.
The benefits of extensive patient education outweigh the cons. When patients are more confident in their abilities to care for themselves after surgery, they are more likely to fully recover without developing infections or needing to be readmitted. Using models and other tools to enhance patient education can create a lasting impact on a person's health.