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Family-centred education for ethnic-minority diabetic patients

Family-centred education for ethnic-minority diabetic patients

Diabetes

Lubna Kerr
BSc(Hons) MPharm PhD
Pharmacist
Metabolic Unit
Western General Hospital
Edinburgh

Traditional approaches to education in diabetes has centred around the concept that patients are empty pots to be filled with information from a variety of sources. However, it is now accepted that, to achieve the desired changes in behaviour, education must encourage self-motivation and self-determination.(1) Therefore education of the person with diabetes has to evolve from imparting knowledge to a more proactive self-management style.(2)

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