NUR204 WK9 Therapeutic Patient Education Care

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Observe a healthcare environment, focusing on areas of the nursing process that are inefficient, unsafe, or problematic in nature. Diagnose the problem and choose a nursing change theory that suits the change(s) you want to make. Propose a detailed plan based on your chosen change theory, explaining how to implement change. Develop criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan and include a timeline for your change proposal. Finally, reflect on how your change affects the nursing profession.

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School: Purdue University



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Therapeutic Patient Education (TPE) Care
Therapeutic patient care focuses on changing the health of a patient over time through
offering education to family members and patients on how to manage various patient conditions.
While many sources may tend to consider therapeutic care to be direct, it should be noted that
there is little interaction between patients and physicians, in the real execution of the procedures,
and therefore it is rightfully semi-direct. Therapeutic patient education enables families or
patients to prevent avoidable complications while improving the quality of life. The patient
education is performed in the care transitions nursing environments, for example, patient
transitions from the hospital to the home environment or a rehabilitation center (Vargas-Schaffer,
2014). However, TPE has various problems barring its efficiency like difficulty in evaluating the
personal role of educators, limited accessibility of the TPE care to patients and limited methods
of overcoming the barriers to therapeutic patient education care.
The problems to the TPE care can be approached through various change theories in the
nursing practice. For instance, the implementation of TPE care in nursing practice can be
approached through Lewin’s change theory (Maldonato, 2018). Lewin’s theory involves various
change agents that drive nurses tow...

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