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Meeting Health Information Needs Outside Of Healthcare by Alla Keselman, Catherine Arnott Smith

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Health information delivery outside the clinic in a developing nation

The Qatar Cancer Society in the State of Qatar

Ellen N. Sayed1,  and Alan S. Weber2     1Director, Distributed eLibrary, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Doha, Qatar     2Premedical Department, Weill Cornell Medical School in Qatar, Doha, Qatar

Abstract

No reliable research is currently available on consumer health information seekers in Qatar, their reasons for seeking it, or the quality and extent of this information. Thus very basic questions about health information delivery outside of the clinical setting need to be answered, such as the role that libraries and health associations can play in educating the public about health issues. This chapter provides a case study ...

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