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Patient information sources for medical students

By Abir Mukherjee, on 12 March 2014

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This month some of the resources that will be focused on in the Cruciform library iSkills blog are sources of patient information that UCL Medical Students may recall from their MBBS Year 2 Information Skills lectures as part of their Vertical Modules. Shared decision-making is very high on the government agenda at the moment as it benefits the patient and the health organisation in terms of well-being, service improvement, and cost efficiency.

HealthTalkOnline is a collection of patient experiences systematically collated by the Health Experiences Research Group at the University of Oxford. The high quality evidence-based resource that has been awarded a Dept of Health Information Standard,  covers patient experience of more than fifty conditions as well as qualitative research and patient feedback and follows a consistent structure. The patient experiences include video and audio media clips.

The accompanying website is Youth HealthTalk Online http://www.youthhealthtalk.org   with experiences of young people and health.