Teach Back Method

Helping patients understand their diagnosis and treatment plan 
Research has shown that many patients remember less than 50% of what their health professional told them about their condition or how to manage at home. The “teach-back” method is an effective way to ensuring that patients understand what you have told them. It will also increase a patient’s compliance and improve treatment outcomes. 
The Cancer Care Program has developed a learning module that uses video demonstrations of the teach-back method in an oncology setting. It gives examples of how clinicians can provide patient teaching that will improve patient understanding, compliance with protocols and lead to better treatment outcomes.