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About restraints: information for patients and families  
Abstract: This handout explains how and why restraints are used to maintain patient safety. UWMC philosophy about restraint use is discussed.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 9/2003
Advance directive forms   Japanese
Abstract: This document contains two advance care directive forms for the state of Washington: the Health-Care Directive and the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 3/2017
Getting your medical records: How to find Health Information Management (HIM)  
Abstract: This handout for UW Medicine patients explains how they can get copies of their medical records from Health Information Management (HIM). It includes directions from University of Washington Medical Center to Harborview Medical Center, and a map of how to find the Pat Steel Building, where HIM is located.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 1/2015
Information about your healthcare   Arabic
Abstract: This booklet provides information about rights and responsibilities of patients, families, and close companions. Documents related to health care choices, such as durable power of attorney and advance directives, are described.
Author: Marketing
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 8/2016
Living wills and other advance directives: Writing down your choices for health care   Japanese
Abstract: This handout gives basic information about the different types of advance directives. These are forms to fill out "in advance" so that your family, friends, and health care providers know what medical care you would want and would not want, if you are unable to speak for yourself.
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 8/2013
Making the most of your clinic visit: Tips for patients from patients  
Abstract: This brochure, authored by the Outpatient Advisory Council at UWMC, provides tips for patients on how to get the most out of a clinic visit. Included are a checklist of what to take to the visit, questions to ask the care provider, and a section to write down the results of the visit and what to do next.
Author: Patient and Family Centered Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 10/2012
Medicare part D: Helping you to enroll for this new prescription drug program  
Abstract: This handout explains how to enroll in Medicare's prescription drug program, and offers resource information. NOTE: Use this handout with two brochures written by the U.S. government, which may be found by clicking on the links listed below. What Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Means to You: A Guide to Getting Started. What You Need to Complete the Application for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs.
Author: Pharmacy Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2007
Rapid response team: Information for patients and family members  
Abstract: This brochure explains what a Rapid Response Team is, what the team does, when the team is called, warning signs to watch for that may show a patient is getting much sicker, who may call the team, and tips to help create a safe care experience.
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 6/2012
Understanding health care in America: An introduction for immigrant patients   Japanese
Abstract: This 12-page handout provides basic information to help immigrants to the United States understand the health care system in the U.S. and at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Included are sections about the health care team, making decisions about health care, legal issues, privacy, who pays for care, questions about medical bills, emergency care, hospital and clinic visits, tests, lab visits, medicines, and more.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 6/2011

 
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