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Patient Education Program

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This response needs to be based on the development of a curriculum.  It needs to be in APA format 1andhalf pages long with 3 references 1 from Walden University Library.  Please use at least 1 of th

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Mid West Curriculum Plan

Patient Education Program

           Developed a pain management education program aimed at addressing the educational needs of home hospice patients and their primary caregivers.  The program targets an overarching problem where pain often goes unrecognized and under treated in hospice patients, contributing to patient and caregiver stress during the end-of-life (Coyne, Mulvenon, & Paice, 2018).    

Educational Plan

            The following is our curriculum plan, consisting of seven sessions:

  1. Initial home visit/family meeting: we will establish therapeutic communication and address the goal of pain management.
  2. Identify the methods and tools to assess pain: we will introduce and develop skills utilizing various pain scales.
  3. Understanding different types of pharmacologic analgesic drugs: we will discuss opioid v. non-opioid medications.  We will also address potential limitations to adequate pain management.
  4. Organizational methods to manage medications:  we will instruct on appropriate methods to tracking, storing, and disposing of meds.
  5. Understanding side effects of pain medicine:  we will address common side effects and their treatments.
  6. Education on non-pharmacologic options for pain:  alternative methods, such as massage, guided imagery, and relaxation techniques will be discussed.  We will provide resources to attain these interventions.
  7. Review of caregiver knowledge:  this session will evaluate the methods introduced and evaluate their efficacy.  We will also continue to encourage thorough communication.

Program Development Process

            The organizational framework of a program serves to guide knowledge development, prioritize topics, and establish a timeline (Billings & Halstead, 2016).  Our patient education program follows the single-theory framework, where the central theme is caring.  Educational sessions are designed to develop patient and caregiver knowledge, comprehension, and application (Utica College, n.d.) in managing pain, ensuring maximal patient comfort at the end-of-life.  These goals are congruent with the organization’s mission, vision, and philosophy, which include the provision of high-quality care by a team of dedicated health professionals (Suncrest Home Health and Hospice, n.d.). 

References

Billings, D. M., & Halstead, J. A. (2016). Teaching in nursing: A guide for faculty (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Coyne, P., Mulvenon, C. & Paice, J. A. (2018). American society for pain management nursing and hospice and palliative nurses associated position statement: Pain management at the end of life. Pain Management Nursing, 19(1), 3-7. doi:10.1016/j.pmn.2017.10.019

Suncrest Home Health and Hospice. (n.d.). Our mission. Retrieved March 13, 2019, from https://suncrestcare.com/our_mission/

Utica College. (n.d.). Bloom’s taxonomy of measurable verbs. Retrieved April 14, 2019 from https://www.utica.edu/academic/Assessment/new/Blooms%20Taxonomy%20-%20Best.pdf

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