Abstract: The development of science allows medicine to be more successful and accessible for the users of health care. Each treatment scheme has eight key points, one of which is health education. A basic requirement for this scheme to be operational and efficient is individualization. According to the modern understanding of health, it’s a personal responsibility of each individual. The role of the consumer, as a major factor in this relationship, is rising along with the awareness of his rights and obligations as a patient or client. In order to be an equal he must be knowledgeable. This knowledge is acquired through family education, the moral values of society, work in schools, mass media, and last but not least, by the nurse – by fulfilling his or her second function: "education of the patients and their relatives on the queries related to the conservation and maintenance of a certain level of health".