Selecting a Teaching Strategy

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Selecting a Teaching StrategyNameInstitutionInstructorCourseDate Selecting a Teaching StrategyThere are different variables, which should be considered when selecting a teaching strategy. These variables may be based on the educator’s role in the nursing profession (Halstead, 2012). An important aspect in the nursing profession is patient education, which has been in indicated to benefit the healthcare sector in effectively implementing health promotion strategies (Halstead, 2012). Patient education has a connection to patient outcomes, which indicates its importance in the healthcare sector. One of the variables to consider when selecting a teaching strategy is the issue of diversity, which involves the available cultural backgrounds, which will be used to determine the most effective learning styles to cater to the different cultural groups (Halstead, 2012). This will enable the nurse educator to employ learning to all patients regardless of their cultural backgrounds. Cultural diversity has been a challenge from the early times since there is no one ultimate way to employ knowledge to all the diverse cultural backgrounds (Billings & Halstead, 2016). This requires nurse educators to be adequately prepared to understand the most effective teaching strategies to use to achieve the determined healthcare goals (Billings & Halstead, 2016). A second variable to consider when selecting a teaching strategy is the material to be learned which in the case of patient education involves educating patients on health improvement strategies, which the patients are able to implement on their own (Billings & Halstead, 2016). These strategies are simple strategies, which the patients are able to apply without much difficulties and the only consideration may include testing if the patients are able to remember some of these strategies (Billings & Halstead, 2016). ReferencesBillings, D. M., & Halstead, J. A. (2016). Teaching in nursing: A guide for faculty. St. Louis, Missouri: ElsevierHalstead, J. (2012). Nurse educator competencies: Creating an evidence -based practice for nurse educators. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health.