PATIENT EDUCATION PROJECT
This project is designed to help you develop a patient education brochure/pamphlet. There are several steps to this process. Follow each one and you will come out with a handout that you can utilize in clinical and community settings. Pick a topic from the list below and get started!! If you have another topic of interest, consult with the professor for topic approval.
Infant of a Diabetic Mother
- Define the population that the project addresses.
- Outline the information that the client would need: Understanding of the problem/issue, instructions about care, medications and follow-up.
- Describe the information that should be addressed during a patient education session:
- Medication instructions
- Follow-up plans
- Anticipatory guidance
- Make the information brief and understandable! The language should be at a fourth grade reading level.
- Design the format applicable to the population/patient. Be sure to include graphics that illustrate the material.
Areas that will be graded will include: literacy, organization, avoiding medical jargon, creativity and accuracy.
This project is worth 12% of your grade. You must show a bibliography on the back cover that is current. No professional articles over five years old will be accepted. Do not use websites that have .com or .net in their address.
This project is due on December 1st. Any late papers (starting after class that day) will lose one point (out of 15) for each day late including weekends.
|Attractiveness & Organization||The pamphlet has exceptionally attractive formatting and well-organized information||The pamphlet has attractive formatting and well-organized information.||The pamphlet has well-organized information.||The pamphlet’s formatting and organization of material are confusing to the reader.|
|Writing – Content||Each section has well laid out information that is essential to the reader’s understanding.||The information is important and covers most of what is essential to reader’s understanding.||There are areas that are non-essential and some information is not included for reader’s full understanding.||The pamphlet contains very little information that is needed for the reader’s full understanding.|
|Writing – Vocabulary||The author correctly uses several new words and defines words unfamiliar to the reader.||The author correctly uses a few new words and defines words unfamiliar to the reader.||The author tries to use some new vocabulary but may use 1-2 words incorrectly.||The author does not incorporate new vocabulary|
|Spelling & Proofreading||No spelling errors remain after one person other than the typist reads and corrects the pamphlet.||No more than 1spelling error remains after one person other than the typist reads and corrects the pamphlet.||No more than 3 spelling errors remain after one person other than the typist reads and corrects the pamphlet.||Several spelling errors appear in the pamphlet.|
|Graphics go well with the text and there is a good mix of text and graphics.||Graphics go well with the text, but there are so many that they distract from the text.||Graphics go well with the text, but there are too few and the brochure seems “text-heavy”.||Graphics do not go with the accompanying text or appear to be randomly chosen.|
Grade out of 20 = ________________________