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Partners in care: You and your healthcare team  
Abstract:  This handout explains how patients can partner with their healthcare team to make their best choices about their health. Sections cover talking with healthcare providers, what friends and family can do to help, how to prevent the spread of infection, what to know about medicines, why medical records are needed, how to report concerns, and questions to ask about diagnosis, treatments, and procedures. Also included are important phone numbers for University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA).
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2011, September 1, 2017
UWMC Availability:  Patient and Family Education Services
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Hospital Stay; About UWMC
Specific Subject(s):  Safety Education; Medication Teaching; Medical Records; Information Sources; Infection Control; Diagnosis; Communication Strategies
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Brochure
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

Health Online Citation #3846

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