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Communicating With Patients
Process Mapping - Patient Education
Medication Management Therapy
Self-education materials for patients. Other languages are noted.
Healthhcare: This US government website uses plain language to explain current laws and regulations relating to health insurance and health care in the United States.
Healthfinder: All content is English & Spanish. Resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations. Includes online checkups, activity and menu planners, health calculators, and health news. All content is available in English & Spanish.
Lab Tests Online: A public resource on clinical lab testing from the laboratory professionals who do the testing. Peer-reviewed Non-commercial Patient-centered
MedlinePlus: Includes easy-to-understand handouts and encyclopedia entries focused on diseases and conditions. Also includes information on OTC and prescription drugs, and herbal supplements.
MedlinePlus en Espanol: Consumer health information. This US-government-produced website provides free medical information and is written for a non-professional audience. Also available entirely in English.
Physician Data Query (PDQ) from National Cancer Institute: Comprehensive source of cancer information. Contains: PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, Editorial Boards, Levels of Evidence, NCI Drug Information Summaries; NCI Dictionaries, Cancer Genetics Services. Selected content available in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic.
PubMed: Enter a topic. Limit your search to Patient Education Handouts ('Type of Article' checkbox).
USA.gov: Use 'Explore Topics' to browse Health and Nutrition or enter keywords in the Search FAQ box. Provides info.on Food, Nutrition and Fitness; Health by Population Group; Health Insurance; Health Services in Your Community; Prescription Drugs; and, Health Topics A-Z.
Developed by Billie White, MLS, Clinical Librarian, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ