Participatory Medicine Resources for Patients

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.

 

Society Resources

First-time e-patients may benefit from reading about other e-patients on our blog.

Our forums also offer a great wealth of resources for e-patients who are members of the Society.

Our Learning Exchange Webinars offer free learning opportunities for patients and professionals alike.

Would you like to travel to a patient conference? Our patient travel scholarships can help to offset some or most of the cost of your travel expenses.

 

Choosing a Doctor

The Empowered Patient Coalition Choosing a Doctor Fact Sheet

Be Prepared for Doctor’s Visits from AHRQ

Tips for Talking to your Doctor from AHRQ

Questions to Ask the Doctor for Cancer Patients from Cancer.net

Communicating with your Doctor from the Family Caregiver Alliance

 

Speaking Up About Your Medical Care

The Empowered Patient Coalition’s Preparing for Discharge Fact Sheet

The Joint Commission Speak Up about Medications Program

The Joint Commission Speak Up Program to Prevent Errors in Your Care

Five Steps to Safer Healthcare from AHRQ

Become More Involved in your Healthcare from AHRQ

Getting the Health Care You Need from The Health Consumer Alliance

Know Your Rights from the Joint Commission

Anesthesia & Me Checklist from the American Society of Anesthesiologists

 

Getting a Second Opinion

Second Opinion Information from Womenshealth.gov

Getting a Second Opinion before Surgery for Medicare Patients

Second Opinion information from the Patient Advocate Foundation

Second Opinions for Adult Cancer Patients in California

 

 

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