October 11, 2018
What if you knew that you could improve your medical cannabis patient’s health outcomes without adding any more time to your visit?
This is where CMN Holdings is a partner to doctors across the nation prescribing cannabis, by placing customized and informative cannabis education programs in doctors’ offices via display media.
Cannabis education is a critical component of medical cannabis programs. It ensures that the patient gets the optimal outcomes from their medical cannabis experience, both advancing their knowledge on the cannabis plant itself, as well as the multiple ways it can be taken.
Here are some compelling reasons for cannabis doctors to embrace the role of cannabis education through display media with CMN Holdings Inc.:
Increases patient’s grasp on learning about cannabis
Chances are if you’re relying only on a brief doctor’s visit to discuss cannabis in depth with your patient, they may not be getting all the information they need.
Let’s look at Bloom’s Taxonomy, which is an important foundational concept for assessing richness in learning, to think about patient education for cannabis.
Bloom’s Taxonomy demonstrates a spectrum of how people learn and demonstrate their knowledge, with basic knowledge and recalling information being at the very lowest end of learning richness. As you move up the hierarchy of Bloom’s Taxonomy, the learner moves from just knowing about something, to being able to synthesize knowledge, evaluate knowledge, and bring knowledge into future decisions. At the top of the spectrum is creation of new knowledge, representing that the learner has such a strong grasp on their subject matter, that they’re able to contribute to the existing knowledge base by adding new and innovative information.
See the below diagram created by cannabis educator company CannaWrite that seeks to take the fundamentals of Bloom’s Taxonomy and place it into the context of cannabis education:
Why would you want your patients to just have a basic understanding of cannabis, when you can use cannabis education programs to help them move up the hierarchy of learning and become optimally literate about the cannabis they use? CMN Holdings. Inc helps cannabis doctors do this at NO COST to them.
Medicine isn’t only a science, it’s an art
While medicine and health care is largely based on scientific study, research and principles, the techniques employed to make true connections to patients are more like an art. Patient education is also an art, where it’s not always black and white, and doesn’t always have a “one-size fits all approach” to transmitting information.
CMN Holdings has taken the art of display media and educating patients on important issues facing their health on for the cannabis doctors they partner with. By employing artistic, multimedia, and educational arts, we reach all different learning styles through multiple educational approaches that ensures no one is left out in the education process. We enhance the science of medicine by adding in the art of connection.
Increase scope of possibilities with cannabis
Taking time to educate your patients on cannabis can help open their eyes to the multiple ways that cannabis can be consumed or ingested. Cannabis education programming, like that made available by CMN through our sister channel Cannabis Lifestyle Network, brings cannabis just from something you take as a health supplement, to something that can be fully integrated into your lifestyle.
As a cannabis doctor, you may not be able to take the time to show your patient all the applications for cannabis oils or cannabis tinctures, but showing them programming from Cannabis Lifestyle Network will increase their scope of knowledge on how cannabis can be taken into the body.
Why Wait? Embrace Cannabis Education in Your Office
We all know that knowledge is power, and with CMN Holdings Inc, doctors play a role in empowering their cannabis patients to learn as much as they can about cannabis. This intentional approach to education ensures that cannabis is being used safely and properly, that the components of the cannabis plant are being effectively communicated, and that the patient experience with cannabis results in optimal positive impact on patient health.
Philip M. Cohen is CEO of CMN Holdings, Inc. and their subsidiaries, Cannabis Medical Network, a digital media network airing in cannabis doctors waiting rooms and Cannabis Lifestyle Network, airing in dispensary waiting rooms. Phil has operated a dozen ad supported digital signage networks in doctor offices and at retail since 1985 and is a past Chairman of the Digital Signage Federation.