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Information literacy in health management: supporting the public in their quest for health information

Christine Irving

Abstract:

This chapter looks at health information policy documents and frameworks in the UK that support information literacy in healthcare with a specific focus on support for the general public. It highlights recent research findings in the UK, Sweden and Australia that support the need for health literacy skills and discusses examples of public library initiatives and activities that have emerged to assist with supporting the public in their quest for health information and the necessary information literacy skills they need.

Key words

information literacy

health information

health information seeking

health information ...

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