Friday, April 27, 2007
AD Lib is fully searchable and integrates the AD Thesaurus of over 2,000 index terms that searchers can use to browse the collection.
Users also have access to frequently searched topics and other AD health information databases.
The AD Lib collection includes nearly 8,500 fact sheets, books, textbook chapters, journal articles, brochures, teaching manuals, directories, videos and other media, bibliographies, program descriptions, monographs, newsletters, and reports that are available from a wide variety of sources.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Produced by the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, this 17-page brochure in English, is available free of charge in .pdf format. In addition, up to 10 print brochures can be ordered free of charge from AHQR.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Share your own feelings
Start the conversation
Tell them in concrete terms what will be done to make them feel safe
Be truthful about the news but do not go in to more detail than your child wants to know or can absorb
Carefully monitor exposure to violence over the television - if necessary, turn it off
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
What would your responses to the following sample questions?
Some symbols-a positive nod of the head, a pointing finger, a "thumbs-up" sign-are universal and can help bridge the language gap.
When a provider expects that a patient will understand a condition and follow a regimen, the patient is more likely to do so than if the provider has doubts about the patient.
Minority and immigrant patients in the US who go to traditional healers and use traditional medicines generally avoid conventional Western treatments.
Friday, April 13, 2007
This full-color brochure in .PDF format is available in English and in Spanish.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
It's not often that you are told a research scale may be used "at no cost without permission" but thanks to the Stanford Patient Education Research Center (SPERC) and their funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research, over 30 scales have been made available to you at no cost and without permission!
The SPERC scales were developed, adapted or used by the staff of the SPERC who, over the past 24 years have developed, tested, and evaluated self-management programs for English and Spanish speakers with chronic health problems. Among their projects have been the evaluation tools available in both English and Spanish and they have made them extremely accessible. Via their website, SPERC gives you the items, their properties (if available), and coding and scoring instructions. They are also available as downloadable PDF files (using the PDF link at the bottom of each page). The tools are divided into six categories: Self management behaviors, self-efficacy, health status, health care utilization, education, and diabetes-specific scales. Instruments include "Arthritis Self-Efficacy", "Eating Breakfast with Protein", Visits to Providers", and "Shortness of Breath Visual Numeric".
Although these instruments are available to you free and without permission, do not neglect to give credit to SPERC when utilizing these tools.
Monday, April 9, 2007
Do you want to learn more about clinical trials?
Do you have an interest in becoming a trial investigator?
Then you should consider the National Cancer Institute’s Clinical Trials Education Series to help you. CTES is a collection of more than 20 multimedia resources to educate cancer patients, health care professionals, advocates, and the general public about cancer prevention and treatment clinical trials.
The series contains materials in several formats, all of which can be adapted to fit your needs:
- Resource and training manuals
- Slide presentations
- Booklets and brochures
The series includes Spanish language resources, easy-to-read materials, and a Web-based course for health care professionals. To order FREE materials, call 1-800-4-CANCER or download them for free. Slide presentations and print materials are also available on a CD, which can be ordered from the Web site.
Sunday, April 8, 2007
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), in cooperation with the Consumer Outreach Librarians, has compiled a webliography of consumer health resources in a variety of languages.
If you have an interest in pediatric patient and family education, Partners in Pediatric Education (P.I.P.E) may be the group for you! In its third year, P.I.P.E., a partner of the Health Care Education Association (HCEA), "is a national forum comprised of dedicated interdisciplinary pediatric educators who work cooperatively to help improve healthcare education in the field of pediatrics."
Saturday, April 7, 2007
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The Staff of "Patient Education Matters!"