Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Practice Considerations for Comprehensive Health Teaching to Persons and their Families/Caregivers

  • Health teaching is to be tailored to the following:
    • type of device;
    • type and duration of treatment (including type of infusion or medication);
    • discharge plan;
    • person’s age and developmental stage (including tailoring to children, adolescents and the needs of older adults);
    • person and family/caregiver’s individual learning needs and preferences; and
    • person or family/caregiver capability for self-care.

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