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June 11, 2014

Talking with your doctor powerpoint presentationCheck out the new Talking With Your Doctor Presentation Toolkit from the National Institute on Aging at NIH. It’s an easy-to-use speaker’s guide—no prior knowledge or special training on the topic required. What’s more, the resource is completely free.

The toolkit centers around a 45-minute presentation (with speaker script) that features tips to help older adults make the most of their medical appointments, including how to:

  • Get ready for a doctor’s visit
  • Effectively talk with a clinician about health concerns
  • Make collaborative decisions about treatment
  • Remember what was discussed following the appointment

It also has handouts that elaborate on points made in the discussion and a checklist of items to consider when preparing for the presentation.

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