STEP 452: Patient Education in the Medical Setting (CE: 1.0)


This article outlines the process for patient education within the medical setting. The author focuses on the steps necessary for effective patient education, including assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and documentation. Obstacles to patient education and cultural differences are explored.


Learning Objectives:

  • Reflect on a case study presenting healthcare illiteracy in a patient
  • Outline the patient education process
  • Reflect on obstacles to patient education



Janet Sesser, RMA(AMT), MS


Launched: 2018