Online Information Center

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