Medical imaging and radiation sciences: Patient / Client education

Guide to information resources and services for Medical imaging and radiation sciences

Library subscription resources for patient education

Patient handouts

AccessMedicine Patient Ed (U.S.)

Best Practice Patient Leaflets (U.K.)

(All require Monash Authcate)

Patient cases

New England Journal of Medicine Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Interactive medical cases (Monash Authcate required)

AccessMedicine Case Files (Monash Authcate required)

Counseling and therapy in video Alexander Street Press (Monash Authcate required)

Information for patients/clients

The Internet has become a popular source of health information for health professionals and the general public.

As with all information it it essential to evaluate the content found via search engines.

There are a number of quality assured websites for health information designed for the layperson.

Monash University Library subscribes to databases which include educational materials for patients.

Health promotion

Health promotion websites of the Victorian and Australian governments and the World Health Organization.

The Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) was established in 2011.

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Evaluate health information on the Internet

Better Health Channel's advice on information on the Internet

Websites for patients

Australia

Better Health Channel - Victorian website providing health and medical information for consumers.

HealthInsite - Australian website providing health information for consumers and health professionals.

International

Medline Plus - Health information for health professionals and consumers.

Cochrane Consumer Network - to support patients, parents and caregivers about evidence-based health care.

PubMed Health reviews of clinical effectiveness research - plain language summaries for consumers