Popular Patient Education Techniques Used by Healthcare Professionals

In an effort to keep patients better informed and involved in their health, we as health professionals utilize different patient education techniques with their patients. By having several options to choose from, we can select a technique that feels most comfortable to us. These techniques can help ensure that patients understand our education, are better informed, and are equipped to take actions for better health.

We recently conducted a poll among our members on SurroundHealth on their most frequently used patient education techniques, with the Teach-Back Method eliciting the most responses. Other response options were Ask-Educate-Ask, Motivational Interviewing, Other, or None.

We have several articles and resources on SurroundHealth on these most popular patient education techniques and behavior change strategies that can help improve communication between you and your patient, including:

Teach-Back Method

Motivational Interviewing


What are your favorite patient education techniques? Leave us a comment and let us know.

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