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    Patient Education and Compliance: Review of the Literature and Proposal for Black Male Diabetics Ages 40 through 60

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    This 4 page paper provides a literature review and examines compliance in diabetics in general. Racial differences are noted. Patient eduction is the focus of this paper that makes recommendations. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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    of blood glucose monitoring among black males ages 40 to 60 will first want to review related literature. Although it may be the case that no specific studies have been  done to determine whether or not black, middle aged men are likely to achieve an excellent compliance rate with respect to glucose monitoring, some literature on patient education and diabetes  is appropriate. II. Review of Literature In a study conducted by Cooper, Booth & Gill (2003) an intervention related to patient self-care is examined. Authors look at  how patients perceive the intervention strategy (Cooper, Booth & Gill, 2003). Empathy, trust and respect appear to be important components (Cooper, Booth & Gill, 2003). Findings suggest that it  is not only the expertise of the teacher that is significant in a positive outcome, but also the relationship that develops between patient and caregiver. Positive traits related to communication  appear to be helpful in teaching diabetics how to implement self-care in a prudent manner. Authors conclude that professionals must possess good communication skills to be effective in relaying information  to patients (Cooper, Booth & Gill, 2003). Entwhistle, Prior, Skee & Francis (2008) examined patient involvement in decision-making and its meaning. Study participants ranged from 20 to 79  years and noted that the mere exchange of information is not enough to accomplish the desired goal (Entwhistle, Prior, Skee & Francis, 2008). Authors make recommendations at the close  of the article, which suggests more involvement for health directors in facilitating communication efforts (Entwhistle, Prior, Skee & Francis, 2008). Authors also note that there should be a  reduced emphasis on choice and more attention placed on different ethical concerns (Entwhistle, Prior, Skee & Francis, 2008). Intervention components were studied by Corser, Holmes-Royner, Lein & Gossain 

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