oa South African Family Practice - Family medicine as a new specialty in South Africa : letter to the editor

Volume 46, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... Letters to the Editor SA Fam Pract 2004;46(4) 4 Patient education To the editor: During a consultation with an asthmatic patient I asked him to demonstrate his use of the spacer device. He grabbed the spacer, put it in his mouth and started to inhale and exhale. I then asked... "and the pump, what do you do with it?" He enthusiastically replied "dis nie nodig nie" (it is not needed). This situation highlights a very important concern, that of patient education. Patients need to be fully informed about the appropriate use of medication. This can save valuable time, money and ..

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