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Physician Assistant Guide: Patient Education


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Patient Education Resources

Once you begin clinicals, you will face not only the challenge of diagnosing and treating the patient, but also communicating medical information at the patient's knowledge level. The following resources may be useful for handouts and educating the patient about his/her condition. As with any listed resource, the ones below are recommendations and are not given as medical advice. 

Patient Education Resources
Medline Plus Offers a wide array of patient education materials including interactive tutorials, videos, and multimedia. Includes some Spanish resources. 
UpToDate Find patient education materials under "Patient Information" tab. Includes "Basics" (1-3pg summaries) and "Beyond the Basics (5-10pg handouts) as well as many handouts in Spanish. 


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Bethany Farmer
Carnegie-Vincent Library
Lincoln Memorial University
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Harrogate, TN 37752
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