An ethnographic study of the process of medication discharge education (MDE).

@article{Martens1998AnES,
  title={An ethnographic study of the process of medication discharge education (MDE).},
  author={Karen H Martens},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={1998},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={
          341-8
        }
}
(MDE) Medication discharge education (MDE) is an essential component of the hospital discharge process. It is especially important for older persons with heart disease because they are among the highest users of hospital care. Accurate management of medications is believed to be one strategy to prevent or delay hospitalization. Despite its accepted importance, there is little documented research about patient education in general, or MDE in particular. This ethnographic study collected… CONTINUE READING