You are a nurse caring for an 88-year-old patient admitted with altered mental status, (most likely early stages of Alzheimer’s disease). You need to create discharge teaching plan for the patient’s daughter, age 55, married with 3 children). The patient will be discharged to his daughter’s home.



The project paper should include:

Introduction to the problem 

Teaching content (What actually needs to be taught to patient)

Teaching strategies (How this will be taught, e.g., handouts, verbal, video, website)

Ways to evaluate if the teaching was effective


Be certain to incorporate into the above four areas the content as below:

  • Identify how effective communication techniques impact successful patient teaching sessions;
  • Identify factors that affect one’s ability to learn;
  • Identify specific teaching strategies for each of the Three Learning Domains (Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor);
  • Identify factors that can compromise a patient’s ability to successfully learn.
  • Identify developmental level and cultural influences when developing a teaching strategy.