ERIC Number: ED187134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Help Yourself to Health Care.
A booklet on health care for limited English speakers provides information on choosing the right doctor, buying medicine, paying the bill, and the individual's role in maintaining his or her health. Cartoons, questions and puzzles concerning the message in cartoons and narrative passages, checklists about an individual's personal habits related to health, and the phonetic pronunciation of key terms are presented. Specific topics include the following: (1) primary care doctors, (2) specialists, (3) sources of information when choosing a physician, (4) important considerations in making the physician selection, (5) obtaining help in an emergency, (6) services provided by the health department, (7) the meaning of warnings on drugs, (8) the meaning of a generic and brand name drug, (9) comparing prices at different pharmacies, (10) the meaning of terms contained in health insurance policies, (11) different types of health insurance, (12) avoiding quacks and (13) keeping a health record. (SW)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Community Health Services, Community Resources, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Cultural Education, Drug Use, English (Second Language), Family Health, Health Education, Health Facilities, Health Insurance, Information Sources, Medical Services, Pharmacy, Physician Patient Relationship, Primary Health Care, Reading Materials, Specialists, Workbooks
EMC Corporation, 180 East Sixth Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101 ($1.85)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: EMC Corp., St. Paul, Minn.