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Communicating with your Doctor

20 Tips To Help Prevent Medical Errors

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Description:

20 tips to tell you what you can do to get safer care.


Checklist for Communicating Clearly with Your Doctor

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Planning ahead before going to your healthcare provider helps ensure a productive visit. Bring this form along to help you remember instructions. Includes advance directives information.


Informed Consent Factsheet

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Factsheet explains "informed consent"; includes suggestions and checklist for making health care decisions


My Family Health Portrait

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Description:

Online tool for families to use in compiling a health history.


Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Suggestions for seniors and family members


Talking With Your Older Patient: A Clinician's Handbook

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Free booklet helps healthcare workers best communicate with seniors


* The resources identified here are for informational purposes only, and do not constitute medical or legal advice. Readers are advised to contact their own medical professionals and legal advisors to determine the applicability of the information contained or referenced here to their individual circumstances.