The following videos were produced to train family medicine residents to use Teach-Back. Teach-Back is a communication technique that promotes understanding between health care providers and patients. It is a method of asking patients to repeat in their own words what they need to know or do, in a non-shaming way. It is NOT a test of the patient, but of how well health care providers explained a concept or instructions. Teach-Back gives providers a chance to check for understanding and, if necessary, re-teach the information. Improving communication with patients can lead to improved treatment outcomes when patients understand fully what they need to know.
The Teach-Back model components were taken from the Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, AHRQ. The videos were produced with funds from HRSA Grant 211* G1-375662-02, administered by the Division of Research and Practice Improvement, UAMS Center for Rural Health. They are free to use in non-commercial, academic applications under a Creative Commons 3.0 License.
TEACH-BACK WITH PATIENT 1
TEACH-BACK WITH PATIENT 2
PRODUCTION CREDITS FOR TEACH-BACK VIDEOS:
- Justin Villines, MBA, HCM, UAMS Center for Rural Health, Division of Research and Practice Improvement
- Kristie Hadden, PhD, UAMS Center for Health Literacy
- Philip Walter, UAMS Regional Programs
- William Mitchell, UAMS Regional Programs