Crisis Pregnancy Center

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Patient education is a very important aspect of treating the patient. Patient

education is the process by which health professionals and others impart information to

patients that will alter their health behaviors or improve their health status. Not educating

a patient about their care and providing direction for understanding leaves the patient at

risk of having complications.

Crisis Pregnancy Center is a non-profit organization established to counsel

pregnant women, but they also provide sexual health education, and parenting advice.

Patient education is a key tool in their practice. Their methods include handouts, videos,

and models. Their most effective method is videos. Patients choose what material they

would like more information on. They seem to be more interested in watching videos

then opposed to traditional patient education methods because it is an increasing short-

term retention of information.

Due to the worlds cultural differences, most clinics provide patient education

materials in languages other than English, including those relating to patient rights and

informed consent. The translation most commonly available is Spanish. Crisis Pregnancy

Centers offer both English and Spanish in their patient education. Their goal is to make

sure the patients understanding is clear, and their answers to their questions are met.

Further education for patients is typically up to the patient. There is no

established set amount of sessions that need to be taken. The crisis pregnancy

Center offers many opportunities in activities including classes, and support groups if

patient desires. To ensure that the patient understands the material received Crisis

Pregnancy Centers deliver a form for the patient to fill out asking what the reason was for

their visit, and to summarize they had learned. Follow ups are only performed if further action is seeked. (abortion, adoption, or...
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