Welcome to the Patient Resources section of the NDMA website. This section was created to answer frequently asked questions and to provide resources on important health topics.
Two keys to good patient health are a strong patient-physician relationship and ready access to reliable, patient-centered health information. These resources will help you find a physician who is right for you and direct you to dependable health information.
The North Dakota Medical Association is dedicated to improving the health of all North Dakotans. The link to North Dakota Clinics, Networks, and Hospitals provides information that may help you find a physician who is right for you. The following resources provide medical information that may be useful to you.
General Information Resources
Medem - The Medem Medical Library provides patients with reliable healthcare information from introductory to advanced texts.
Mayo Clinic - Health information from Mayo Clinic clinicians and researchers.
Advance Care Planning and Health Care Directives
Honoring Choices North Dakota - This group was formed in June 2013 to organize a statewide initiative to impove advance care planning in the state. This website offers some great information. NDMA is a participating member.
Health Care Directives - This advance care planning guide includes health care directive statutory forms and other resources developed for North Dakotans by the ND Matters of Life & Death coalition in 2007.
North Dakota Catholic Conference - This ND Catholic Conference website provides advance care planning resources and health care directive forms.
Other Information Resources
Autism Spectrum Disorders Resource Booklet - This resource from North Dakota's Department of Human Services can help you research autism and services available (last updated July 2014).
National Institutes for Health - This NIH website provides patients with a wide range of information regarding clinical trials for a variety of conditions and diseases.
National Cancer Institute - This NCI website provides current information about cancers.
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