Use "Teach Back" with Low Literacy Patients

April 7, 2006

Socrates can help physicians successfully communicate vital health information to their patients with limited education and low literacy skills, said Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH. Asking questions?the Socratic method - is a venerable teaching technique that is especially helpful with complicated conditions such as diabetes, said DeWalt, assistant professor of medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.