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Clinical Trials and Older People

Do you want to be a clinical trials research volunteer? Read about the benefits and risk, and words like placebo, informed consent, and control group.

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Keywords: Clinical Trials

Hospital Hints

Get tips for a hospital stay, including what to bring and what to leave at home, what to expect during admission, patient rights, and different types of hospital staff. Also includes safety tips, questions to ask, and steps to take after you leave the hospital.

PDF (494.5 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Hospitalization, Health Care, Physicians

Considering Surgery?

Learn what to ask your doctor when you plan surgery or in case of an emergency. Get tips to choose a surgeon, get a second opinion, and assess cost.

PDF (151.95 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Risk, Surgery, Hospitalization, Health Care

Talking With Your Older Patient: A Clinician's Handbook

This essential guide for health professionals offers strategies for communicating effectively with older patients. Among the topics addressed in this 61-page publication are how to talk about sensitive issues, give bad news, and be aware of cultural differences.

PDF (1.41 MB)
Keywords: Doctor-Patient Communication, Training Materials for Professionals