Are you trying to determine which questions to ask your doctor about your new diagnosis?
Do you need help in being an effective health advocate for your parent or your child?
Do you have questions about medical records law?
What are your rights when granting informed consent for treatment?
This Patient Advocacy Subject Guide for health consumers offers information on these topics, and related topics, to help you be an effective patient advocate for yourself and for family members.
Since this resource guide is a publication of Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Information Network, a program of the Lyman Maynard Stowe Library, University of Connecticut Health Center, it includes Connecticut as well as national resources when they are available.
Books listed may be available at your public library. If your library does not own a book you would like to read, the library may be able to borrow a copy for your use through the Interlibrary Loan System. In addition, Connecticut residents may borrow books directly from other public libraries within the state with their own town library card.
Although advertisements may appear on some Internet websites in the Guide, the University of Connecticut Health Center Library makes no recommendations for these products or services nor endorses them.