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Good communication with your doctor is important. You have a right to understand everything your doctor tells you about your health. Find resources here on how best to interact with your doctor if you are deaf or hard-of-hearing.


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Date Added: 12/28/2017
Date Last Modified: 12/28/2017

Advance care planning can be a gift you give yourself and your family. It is about doing what you can to ensure that your wishes and preferences are consistent with the health care treatment you might receive if you were unable to speak for yourself or make your own decisions. Here are some resources to get this process started.


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Date Added: 12/28/2017
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The single most important way you can help to prevent errors is to be an active member of your health care team. That means taking part in every decision about your health care. Research shows that patients who are more involved with their care tend to get better results. Find out more here.


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Date Added: 12/28/2017
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Every day, patients get infections in health care facilities while they are being treated for something else. These infections can have devastating emotional, financial, and medical effects. Worst of all they can be deadly. Find out ways to protect yourself and loved ones here.


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Date Added: 12/28/2017
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As people get older, physiological changes occur in their bodies as a natural part of aging. Physical changes due to aging can occur in almost every organ and can affect seniors' health and lifestyle. Check out the resources on a multitude of topics.


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Date Added: 12/28/2017
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Advance care planning is making decisions about the health care you want to receive if you happen to become unable to speak for yourself. These are your decisions to make, regardless of what you choose for your care, and the decisions are based on your personal values, preferences and discussions with your loved ones. Check out this website for resources on Advance Care Planning and Advance Directives.


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Date Added: 12/27/2017
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This site provides a guide for patients and their family caregivers on how to prepare for surgery, what to do during a stay in the hospital and how to prepare for and what to do when at home after surgery. It provides tips and checklists to keep you on the right track to a successful recovery. The Batz Guide For Bedside Advocacy is available in English, Spanish and Chilean. You may download the whole guide or the individual separate sections when you visit the Batz Foundation website. The individual sections are - Part 1, Before Your Surgery; Part 2, During Your Stay; Part 3, Going Home


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Date Added: 09/08/2016
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ACP's Patient FACTS series is a patient-tested resource designed to help patients and their caregivers increase understanding of common health conditions and facilitate communication with their healthcare professional. These simple, easy-to-read resources include general information about the condition, its symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and possible treatment options.


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Date Added: 11/17/2015
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This website has a vaccine quiz that will tell you which vaccines you need and then gives you a button to locate places near you where you can get your vaccines.


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Date Added: 04/23/2015
Date Last Modified: 04/23/2015

This short video is a personal story of one man's decision to start getting answers from doctors. It improved his health and may have saved his life.


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Date Added: 03/27/2015
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This seven-minute video discusses the importance of asking your doctor questions.


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Date Added: 03/27/2015
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This brochure gives you tips to use before, during, and after your medical appointment to make sure you get the best possible care.


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Date Added: 03/27/2015
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This patient education website, from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, contains educational videos, a library for health information, and over 300 health topics in 18 different languages.


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Date Added: 01/30/2015
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The New Health Partnerships initiative sought to use behavior change and health care system models to develop and test the most effective and efficient approaches for providing support to patients of a sort which enables and encourages greater patient self-management, while at the same time stimulating greater patient engagement in efforts to improve the design and delivery of health care services and systems.


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Date Added: 01/06/2015
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During your stay, your doctor and the staff will work with you to plan for your discharge. You and your caregiver (a family member or friend who may be helping you) are important members of the planning team. You and your caregiver can use this checklist to prepare for discharge.


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Date Added: 01/06/2015
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