The Influence of Medical Librarians in Addressing Health Literacy Issues

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105452
Title:
The Influence of Medical Librarians in Addressing Health Literacy Issues
Author:
Freitas, K.A.
Citation:
The Influence of Medical Librarians in Addressing Health Literacy Issues 2008-12,
Issue Date:
Dec-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105452
Submitted date:
2009-06-22
Abstract:
Purpose: This paper reports on the strategies and tactics medical librarians can use to address health literacy disparities in their health care facility and their community. Setting: Medical libraries with a consumer health collection. Brief Description: A patientâ s ability to understand basic medical information is critical to not only their ability to comprehend their diagnosis and follow treatment plans but also in maintaining their overall health. Hospital librarians are in a position to recognize those patients who may have health literacy issues. They can provide these patients with the health information they need as well as educate clinicians on how to ensure their patients understand the information they are providing.
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Keywords:
Information Literacy; Communications; Medical Libraries; Libraries; Training; Evaluation
Local subject classification:
Literacy; Health literacy; Medical library

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFreitas, K.A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-22T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:25:44Z-
dc.date.issued2008-12en_US
dc.date.submitted2009-06-22en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Influence of Medical Librarians in Addressing Health Literacy Issues 2008-12,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105452-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This paper reports on the strategies and tactics medical librarians can use to address health literacy disparities in their health care facility and their community. Setting: Medical libraries with a consumer health collection. Brief Description: A patientâ s ability to understand basic medical information is critical to not only their ability to comprehend their diagnosis and follow treatment plans but also in maintaining their overall health. Hospital librarians are in a position to recognize those patients who may have health literacy issues. They can provide these patients with the health information they need as well as educate clinicians on how to ensure their patients understand the information they are providing.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectInformation Literacyen_US
dc.subjectCommunicationsen_US
dc.subjectMedical Librariesen_US
dc.subjectLibrariesen_US
dc.subjectTrainingen_US
dc.subjectEvaluationen_US
dc.subject.otherLiteracyen_US
dc.subject.otherHealth literacyen_US
dc.subject.otherMedical libraryen_US
dc.titleThe Influence of Medical Librarians in Addressing Health Literacy Issuesen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
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