May 18, 2006
Free Publication Helps Older Hispanics Improve Doctor/Patient Communication
How well patients and doctors talk to each other is one of the most important parts of getting good health care. As we get older, it becomes even more important to talk often and comfortably with the doctor. Unfortunately, talking to the doctor isn’t always easy. It takes time and effort. A new publication from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) can help older adults learn to communicate more effectively with their doctors.
Conversando con su médico is a 38-page Spanish-language publication. To order a free copy, please call the NIA Information Center toll free at 1-800-222-2225 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
# Choosing a doctor,
# Communicating effectively with the doctor and other health care providers,
# Working with an interpreter,
# Discussing sensitive issues such as incontinence or sexuality, and
# Finding additional health information in Spanish.
NIA Web site at http://www.nia.nih.gov
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Bringing Health Information to the Community (BHIC) By Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, Community Outreach Liaison, MidContinental Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine