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Document Type

DNP - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Nicole Gibson


Teach-back, discharge education, health literacy, patient outcomes, patient satisfaction


Improving the quality of care that is administered today involves multiple factors. Improving health literacy, or the ability to understand medical information, and ensuring that patients their families are able to care once they are home are just a few of these factors. One way to improve care is through the utilization of the teach-back method, an education administration method that allows healthcare providers to immediately access comprehension and address any areas of concern or misunderstanding. The aim of this project was to provide an educational intervention to pediatric hospitalists providers to determine if improved understanding and comfort level with the teach-back method would increase utilization and incorporation into their practice. In addition, the project looked to determine if this educational intervention would impact patient satisfaction regarding discharge education. This project obtained both clinical and statistical significance and illustrates the benefits to practice that the teach-back method can have on the quality of care administered.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Patient education
Patient discharge instructions
Self-care, Health
Patient satisfaction
Health literacy


Includes bibliographical references (pages 48-53)



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