Nursing & Patient Education: Patients With Special Needs


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What is a good strategy to use when educating a person with a hearing impairment?

I. Face them directly

II. Use visual cues

III. Yell really loudly in their face

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A person with visual impairment may benefit from:

I. Good lighting

II. Glasses

III. Small text

2. What is a chronic illness?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examine the worksheet and complete the quiz to see what you understand about patients with special needs. Teaching strategies for individuals with different impairments are covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments are effective at assessing your knowledge of these topics:

  • What a person with a visual impairment may benefit from
  • Definition of chronic illness
  • What health literacy includes
  • Type of person who benefits from simple, clear directions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the patient education lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the meaning of chronic illness
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about educating people who have special needs

Additional Learning

The lesson, Nursing & Patient Education: Patients With Special Needs, can help you keep learning about educating these types of patients. You can also accomplish these goals:

  • Determine what is considered an intellectual disability
  • Identify what health literacy involves
  • Examine how to teach to individuals who have a chronic illness