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It sounds too simple, but saying something differently can really Say Something Different.
Understanding your patients’ learning style preference can help you adapt your message and teachings to reach each patient as an individual. Patients who receive a message in their optimal learning style often respond more positively and are more receptive to recommendations. An awareness of learning styles should affect the way you convey your instructions to patients and the way you solicit feedback.
People characterised as “watchers” may benefit from a simple demonstration, whereas a “thinker” may prefer to read through the instructions himself. A “doer” typically responds positively to a recommendation for change, but a “feeler” often does better at describing the effects of a change.
Identify each patient’s learning preferences and adapt your message accordingly.
Take a few moments to assess each patient, either by thinking back to previous experiences or by asking them a few questions. This brief assessment allows you to tailor your instructions or recommendations to meet the learning style of your patient, leading to more effective communication and better patient understanding.
People tend to teach others based on the way they learn.
Assess your own learning preferences and evaluate how your learning preferences influence your diabetes consultations. Do you provide facts and statistics? How often do you solicit feedback from patients? Do you include a hands-on demonstration or a visual aid to illustrate a concept?
An effective diabetes consultation should combine elements of more than one learning style. Most people rely on a combination of two styles:
Patient Learning Styles