Websites for Further Research
MEDICAL TERMS USED IN HOSPITALS
ILLNESSES, MEDICAL CONDITIONS, OR INJURIES
http://www.HHS.gov (information about health related resources)
http://www.NIH.gov (National Institute of Health)
http://www.mesothelioma.com information from Mesothelioma.com
GENERAL HEALTH AND DISEASE INFORMATION
World Health Organization
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
Pilote Health Advocates
RESOURCES FOR NURSES
Nationwide Nursing resource to nurse entrepreneurs looking to nework and start home based businesses.
MEDICATION ERRORS AND DRUG INTERACTIONS
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Drug Evaluation and
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
(They provide medication safety tools and resources.)
BEST HOSPITALS IN US
US News and World Report on America's Best Hospitals
HealthGrades America's 50 Best Hospitals
http://www.jcipatientsafety.org (The Joint Commission's Center for Patient Safety)
PROFESSIONAL PATIENT ADVOCATES
Professional patient advocates are generally registered nurses and physicians (either retired or currently working) who realize the need for a professional who knows the medical field to step in and help a patient and his or her family.
A professional patient advocacy organization
FAMILY AND PATIENT SUPPORT
Justin's HOPE Project at The Task Force For Global Health
Justin's HOPE Project at the Task Force for Global Health (Child Survival and Development.) Healthcare advocacy and education.
http://justinhope.tumblr.com/ Justin Hope Healthcare Blog
Pressure Ulcer Resource Guide
www.parentgiving.com Note: Martine is a regular contributer to Parent Giving. See her articles.
HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES
The Sixth Annual HealthGrades Patient Safety in American Hospitals Studyhttp://www.healthgrades.com/media/dms/pdf/patientsafetyinamericanhospitalsstudy2009.pdf