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CASE STUDY I Teaching Plan (Total 40 points) This activity is designed to give you an opportunity to apply theoretical pharmacology knowledge to a clinical setting, and reinforce therapeutic communication skills. A well-planned teaching plan can provide information needed to assist the patient to be knowledgeable about his/her current medication regimen. Once the patient is educated, then together the patient and health professionals can evaluate the efficacy or non-efficacy of the medication regiment. The treatment of chronic illnesses commonly includes the long-term use of pharmacotherapy. Although these medications are effective in combating disease, their full benefits are often not realized because approximately 50% of patients do not take their medications as prescribed. Factors contributing to poor medication adherence are myriad and include those that are related to patients (e.g., suboptimal health literacy and lack of involvement in the treatment decision–making process), those that are related to physicians (e.g., prescription of complex
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