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Nursing: Patient Education Materials

This guide presents resources and tips useful for students in Nursing classes. There is also basic information about places to find statistics, images, and maps.

Patient Education Materials

Looking for educational materials for patients?

This is the page for you! The resources listed here are but a few examples of many that can be found online. To find additional resources, be creative: try conducting searches of your own using a web search engine, such as Google or Bing.

Consumer Health Information in English

Collections 

Low Literacy Materials

Handouts in English for Persons with Low Literacy (i.e., Easy to Read Materials)

MedlinePlus - Easy-to-Read
Lists MedlinePlus health topics that are in easy-to-read form.

National Diabetes Information Clearing House - Easy-to-Read Publications
A set of easy-to-read documents about diabetes in English and Spanish.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearing House - Easy-to-Read Publications
A set of easy-to-read documents about digestive diseases in English and Spanish.

National Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse - Easy-to-Read Publications
A set of easy-to-read documents about kidney and urologic diseases in English and Spanish.

Developing Easy-to-Read Health Materials

Assessing and Developing Health Materials. Harvard School of Public Health

Patient Education Materials in Spanish

American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Conditions A-Z (available to FGCU users only with ID#) StatREF (click on the Titles tab.) A collection of handouts for patients. Most are available in a Spanish version.

Centro para el Control y la Prevencion de Enfermedades. Center for Disease Control

Healthfinder.gov en Espanol.

Informacion en Espanol. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

infoSida. Un servicio del Departmento de Salud y Servicios Hermanos de los Estados Unidos.

Instituto Nacional del Cancer. (NCI)

Informacion de salud para usted. MedLine Plus.

Publicaciones. Organizacion Panamericana de Salud.

Patient Education Materials in Other Languages

Consumer Health Information in Many Languages. National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Handy books for those working with Spanish speaking patients