February 14, 2009

Patient Education

What are some good sites for patient handouts?
Family Doctor.org
JAMA's Patient Page
ACOG (OB/GYN) Pamphlets
Pediatrics: AAP Pamphlets
Postgraduate Medicine: The Practical Peer-Reviewed Journal for Primary Care Physicians (AccessMedicine Login required)
American Heart Association: Diseases and Conditions
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): Digestive Diseases

What about online resources for proactive patients?
The Google Approach: Patient Education
Healthfinder.gov: U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services
MedlinePlus: Interactive Tutorials
Health research: NIH
ACC: Cardiology education

This is part of an ongoing process to collect reliable health information on core medical topics for Family Medicine. This post will be updated with new information and comments on a regular basis.

It is my goal to easily provide a handout and education for all of my patients in a cooperative and collegial manner... basically, allowing my patients to take charge of their own health!

See my Patient Education Handouts widget* on the bottom of this page as well for more resources.

*Disclaimer: My Patient Education Widget is a series of clips from other sources. I have provided citations where appropriate.

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