What characterizes the 'usual' preoperative education in clinical contexts?

  title={What characterizes the 'usual' preoperative education in clinical contexts?},
  author={Elizabeth Fitzpatrick and Abbey Hyde},
  journal={Nursing & health sciences},
  volume={7 4},
The literature on preoperative education is dominated by studies that employ experimental designs to measure the effects of structured programs on patient outcomes. These studies predominantly compare structured preoperative educational interventions with the usual care that patients receive. However, the notion of what the "usual" care comprises is largely elusive and unexplored. This study aimed to understand how the usual preoperative education is practiced in a number of surgical clinical… CONTINUE READING