Meeting Health Information Needs Outside Of Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges, 1st Edition

  • Alla Keselman
  • Catherine Arnott Smith
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0081002599
  • ISBN-13: 9780081002599
  • DDC: 610.285
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 376 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This title addresses the challenges and ethical dilemmas concerning the delivery of health information to the general public in a variety of non-clinical settings, both in-person and via information technology, in settings from public and academic libraries to online communities and traditional and social media channels.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Table of Contents.
About the Authors.
Editors' Foreword.
1: Designing Health Information Programs to Promote the Health and Well-Being of Vulnerable Populations: The Benefits of Evidence-Based Strategic Health Communication.
2: Health Literacy Research's Growth, Challenges, and Frontiers.
3: Medical Information for the Consumer Before the World Wide Web.
4: Ethical Health Information: Do It Well! Do It Right! Do No Harm!.
5: Health Information Resource Provision in the Public Library Setting.
6: Who Needs a Health Librarian? Ethical Reference Transactions in the Consumer Health Library.
7: Consumer Health Information: The Community College Conundrum.
8: Health Information Delivery Outside the Clinic in a Developing Nation: The Qatar Cancer Society in the State of Qatar.
9: Health Information and Older Adults.
10: Re-Envisioning the Health Information-Seeking Conversation Insights from a community center.
11: For the Mutual Benefit.
12: “You Will be Glad you Hung onto this Quit”: Sharing Information and Giving Support when Stopping Smoking Online.
13: Health Information in Bits and Bytes: Considerations and Challenges of Digital Health Communication.
14: Does Specialization Matter? How Journalistic Expertise Explains Differences in Health-Care Coverage.