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PHBU 3051: Introduction to Health Science for Business Professionals

Health Information Literacy

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Health Information Literacy is the ability to:
  • Recognize a health information need
  • Find relevant information
  • Evaluate the information
  • Analyze, understand, and use the information 

Definition adapted from 2003 Medical Library Association definition
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Health literacy is an important issue in the health care industry. Learn more about it using the links below.

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating sources is always important, but it is of even more critical importance when evaluating medical information. Fortunately the methods remain the same. Use the 5 Ws to guide you through evaluating sources of any kind.

5 Ws by Heather Crozier