Participatory Medicine Resources for Patients
Becoming an e-patient (individuals who are equipped, enabled, empowered, and engaged in their health and health care decisions) is a continuing journey, one where you are always open to learning and discovering new and better ways of interacting with your healthcare team.
We’ve compiled a list of participatory medicine resources for patients below. In addition to the resources the Society has produced, many of the resources below are produced by other aligned organizations, including the Empowered Patient Coalition who have an additional set of amazing patient resources over at their website, EngagedPatients.
Our forums also offer a great wealth of resources for e-patients who are members of the Society.
Speaking Up About Your Medical Care
The Empowered Patient Coalition’s Preparing for Discharge Fact Sheet
SpeakSooner.org is an initiative of the Center for Communication in Medicine. It offers a free Patient’s Guide to Difficult Conversations (PDF version). They also offer a variety of educational programs for patients.
The Joint Commission’s Speak Up in Preventing Medicine Errors
The Joint Commission’s Speak Up to Prevent Errors in Your Care
The Joint Commission’s Speak Up for Your Patient Rights
Five Steps to Safer Healthcare from AHRQ
Become More Involved in your Healthcare from AHRQ
Questions to ask your doctor from AHRQ
5 Questions to ask your doctor (PDF) from ABIM Foundation
Know Your Rights from the Joint Commission
Preparing for Surgery: An Anesthesia Checklist from the American Society of Anesthesiologists