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COMPETENCY            2        OSTEOPATHIC PATIENT CARE AND
          DOMAIN
                                         PROCEDURAL SKILLS




        MEASURED OUTCOMES
        The osteopathic physician must:
        • elicit and consider the patient’s perspective in developing
         and planning the diagnostic and care plan with patients
         and their families, including orders and prescriptions,
         using a nonjudgmental approach to elicit health beliefs
         and values that may influence the patient's comfort and
         compliance with the treatment plan.
        • identify, ethically address, and appropriately relieve the
         patient’s suffering and distress while maintaining patient
         dignity.



        REQUIRED ELEMENT 2.5
        PATIENT EDUCATION
        DEFINITION
        The osteopathic physician must assess patients’ health
        literacy and understanding and must counsel and educate
        patients accordingly.

        MEASURED OUTCOMES
        The osteopathic physician must:
        • explain the nature of the patient’s concern or complaint at
         a level commensurate with the patient’s health literacy.
        • describe diagnostic procedures, therapeutic options, and
         care plans at a level commensurate with the patient’s
         health literacy.













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