So for my adult health nursing class, I have to write up a Client Teaching Journal.
Here's the formal instructions:
"Client Teaching Journal: The evening before clinical, identify a client/family with a learning need in the clinical setting. Use the steps of the nursing process to discuss client/family teaching done on a clinical day. (Include assessing/identifying client needs, setting client goals, implementing and the evaluating these learning goals.) Address the Health Belief Model. This is a prospective assignment, rather than retrospective. You should be familiar with the model and use it as a guide for planning your teaching. This is not a spontaneous effort.http://www.tcw.utwente.nl/theorieenoverzicht/Theory%20clusters/Health%20Communication/Health_Belief_Model.doc/
Sounds a bit complex, eh?
So my patient that I'm caring for tomorrow was admitted for 'abdominal pain'. That's right - it wasn't ulcerative colitis or anything like that. Just 'abdominal pain'.
I'm not sure what sort of patient teaching I could really do. I need to have some sort of visual, too. Any ideas or sources to help out?