Write a 500‐750‐word essay on the influence patient education has in health care using the experiences of a patient. Interview a friend or family member about that person’s experiences with the health care system. You may develop your own list of questions.
Suggested interview questions: Did a patient education representative give you instructions on how to care for yourself after your illness or operation? Did a health care professional, pharmacist, nurse, doctor, or elder counselor advise you on your medication, diet, or exercise? Who assisted you at home after your illness or operation? Do you know of any assistance services, i.e., food, transportation, medication, that would help you stay in your home as you get older?