UConn Health Center Links
Pain Educational Brochure (PDF), created by the Palliative Care and
Pain Subgroup, can be given by care providers to patients to help them
describe their pain, its intensity, characteristics and to create a Pain
Diary, which can help evaluate the effectiveness of treatments
Sites with General Information
EPERC (End of Life/Palliative
Education Resource Center) contains excellent material both for
information and teaching. It is also the source of fast facts.
Oncolink® is an
all-purpose cancer treatment website from the University of
Pennsylvania. It has a cancer treatment page, which a patient might use
for information if their pain arises from cancer. Nurses may also find
this a good source of basic information or for treatment referral, or to
check availability of clinical trials.
Useful Sites to Find Medication Information
Micromedex is a
subscription, online drug encyclopedia. The language is technical,
designed for use by health professionals. Micromedex has an excellent
patient care section called CareNotes (accessed under the Patient Ed
tab). The pamphlets can be printed in English or Spanish and containing
information about specific medications.
“Where Can I Find
Information About U.S. Drugs?” has been designed by the United
States National Library of Medicine. The home page contains links to
more information in specific areas.
The Health Center Reference Librarian suggests using
MedlinePlus' Drug Information first – it is a quality information
source and very current and credible.
The National Cancer Institute has a good
This site also provides information about cancer and treatment in
English and Spanish.
Drug Digest is a
quality, free website.
Merck Manual is a
free online resource.
Information found in the online Merck Manual.
provides tabs for Disease Information, Medline Search, Patient Education
Materials, and Ask Your Family Pharmacist.
Other Links That May Be Useful