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

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9

Health information and older adults

Kay Hogan Smith     University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Abstract

This chapter presents evidence-based tips and techniques for health information providers in working with older adults in nonclinical settings. Topics include health information access points and presentation settings, formatting and media considerations, specific potential challenges to information reception and understanding among older adults, and ways to circumvent such barriers.

Keywords

Cognitive disorders; Communication; Health literacy; Hearing; Learning; Older adults; Vision

9.1. Introduction

This chapter presents evidence-based considerations and techniques ...

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