Table of Contents

Patient adherence as an outcome of effective patient teaching.
Toward a model of patient-centered teaching.
Enhancing patient motivation : increasing adherence.
Individual factors in patient teaching and patient adherence.
Patient teaching through the lifespan : a developmental perspective.
The family, patient-centered teaching, and patient adherence.
Cultural issues in patient teaching and patient adherence.
Communicating effectively in patient teaching : enhancing patient adherence.
Building patient partnerships : facilitating patient participation in patient-centered teaching.
Health literacy in patient education and patient adherence.
Patient teaching and complementary and alternative medicine.
Patient teaching and patient adherence issues for older adults.
Patient teaching about end-of-life issues.
Ethical issues in patient teaching and patient adherence.
Informed consent.
Instructional aids in patient teaching : used or abused.
Research and evaluation in patient teaching and patient adherence.
Building an effective patient education team : promoting patient-centered patient teaching.