Patient Education

Patients and their family members are the most important part of the health care team. We want you to know everything you need to know about your condition, your treatment and your recovery. Patient education is how doctors and other health professionals provide this important information to you. The main goal of patient education is to improve your health.

Complete patient education, depending on your specific condition, can include the following:

  • Improved understanding of your disease, or disability
  • Knowledge about the procedures you are undergoing
  • Understanding of what medications you’re taking – including what they are for, when and how you should take them, possible side effects or interactions with other drugs and how long you will take them
  • Better recovery with fewer complications

No matter where you receive care, always make sure you understand everything that is happening with your treatment. Don’t be afraid to ask any questions you may have.

Technologies for Patient Education

Back to Overview

What to Expect for Patient Education

Back to Overview

Side Effects and Risk Factors for Patient Education

Back to Overview

Education and Resources for Patient Education

Back to Overview

Learn more about Patient Education

Vidant Health can connect you to health care professionals to help you understand your condition and guide you through the treatment process. Let’s chat.

español »