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Medical professionals can use this guide to find high quality, current and authoritative patient information hand-outs and education resources, written for the health consumer.
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- All about Anaesthesia
- Patient information databases - subscription
- Patient information databases - free
- ANZCA patient information resources
- NEJM Catlyst eBook - Power of the Patient Voice
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Spotlight: Great resource for patients
All About Anaesthesia by the Australian Society of Anaesthetists
Includes explanations on what anaesthesia is, how anaesthetics are given, and how anaesthetists care for patients. People can also learn how anaesthetics affect them and how they can affect your anaesthetic.
Patient information databases - subscription
Patient information databases - free
Alcohol and Drug Foundation: Drug Facts
A comprehensive and trustworthy list of both prescription and illegal drugs. Offers detailed and straight-forward information such as what drugs look like, the short and long-term effects, withdrawals and getting help.
Better Health Channel
Australian health and medical information to improve the health and wellbeing of people and the communities they live in.
A comprehensive resource of content pages, databases and resources to support palliative care health professionals and palliative care patients, their carers, families and friends.
A brief questionnaire which provides users with a valid and reliable way of assessing the quality of written information on treatment choices for a health problem.
Healthdirect Australia provides free Australian health advice you can count on.
healthfinder.gov has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from approximately 1,400 United States government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet.
Health Translations Directory
Health Translations enables health practitioners and those working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities to easily find translated health information.
Lifeline to Modern Medicine
Patient information produced by the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
Information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
ANZCA patient information resources
NEJM Catlyst eBook: Power of the Patient Voice
NEJM Catlyst eBook: Power of the Patient Voice
Empowered patients take greater responsibility and are more accountable for their own care. Yet many patients have little influence in matters that impact them most. Learn how to boost the patient voice and create innovative patient-provider partnerships.
Download NEJM Catalyst's new eBook, The Power of the Patient Voice, to find candid and actionable advice from NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members. We couple one-on-one interviews with executives, clinical leaders, clinicians, and patient advocates with data gleaned from a year of Insights Council surveys to illustrate where and how to amplify the patient voice.
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