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MEAS 242: Disease Conditions - Indianapolis

Patient Education Resources

Patient education should be based on the patient's educational needs, learning style, and understanding so they have the knowledge to manage their own health decisions or take prescribed drugs as directed. 

The library has a few resources to help with patient education materials:

  • Consumer Health Complete has content desgined to support information needs of patients. Use this database to find examples of patient education materials and medical images you can use to make your own materials. 
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition has information on many health topics.  Check out the image collection in this database, which includes graphs, diagrams, charts, and illustrations. 
  • MEDLINE with Full-Text focuses on scholarly academic resources as well as consumer medication information and patient education sheets. 

Other Resources: 

MedlinePlus is a resource for patients and their families and friends.  It provides easy-to-read health information in multiple languages on many health topics, including diseases and disorders.  This valuable consumer health resource is a service of the National Library of Medicine. 

Health Literacy Online will help you learn how to design health information tools for patient education. This is a resource of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.