I will participate in the learning activities
planned to help me learn about a low
cholesterol diet. While hospitalized, I will
read the materials given to me and ask
questions if I do not understand. I will
cooperate with the dietitian, CPT Meaney,
and the nurse, SFC B. Wellman, in
planning my meals. If I need help when I
get home, I will call SFC Wellman
I will provide Julie Davis with the activities
necessary for her to follow a low
cholesterol diet accurately.
B. Wellman, LPN
Figure 7-1. Example of a contractual agreement.
(1) Prepare the physical environment. It should be a nonthreatening
atmosphere, free of distractions and interruptions. Ensure adequate space and lighting,
comfortable chairs, good ventilation, and privacy.
(2) Gather all teaching aids: posters, printed material, audiovisual material,
and equipment if needed.
(3) Deliver content in an organized manner using planned teaching strategies.
If you are teaching a skill or procedure, follow the correct sequence so that the patient is
(4) Be flexible. Observe the patient for clues or additional assessment data
that could alter the original teaching plan. Adapt or reorganize the teaching plan if
e. Evaluate the Teaching-Learning. Do not assume that learning has occurred
without feedback. The key is to write measurable learner objectives in the teaching plan
that describe the desired behavior.