Category Archives: information literacy
The Wednesday, February 13 Library and Information Technology Forum features Alexa Doig, Ph.D., R.N. who will present Developing Hybrid Courses: Blending Online and Face-to-Face Learning. Please join us in HSEB, Room 2120 at 12:05 p.m. This seminar explores best practices in hybrid course structure, with an emphasis on deciding what to teach online versus in […]
The Health Literacy Advisor evaluation software is now available for in-library use on a laptop computer at Eccles Library. Use this software to evaluate the literacy level of your patient education documents or other materials. The software helps you rework document text for easier reading by patients. Available in English and Spanish. For more information, […]
Google’s Search Education site offers a matrix of lesson plans for learning to search effectively, with its accompanying pros and cons.
Discussion of the SCONUL 7 Pillars of Information literacy as applied to research, and how the research process would benefit from librarian input at the beginning, prior to gathering information.
Patients can ask 3 simple questions to improve doctor-patient communication. And doctors need encouragement and compensation for taking time to assure their patients understand healthcare issues and instructions.
Depressed parents’ health literacy skills can improve through home visitation per a recent study using open access public data.
A sampling including an inspirational story, inexpensive medical technology, and questions about the future of traditional medicine.
Discussion of recent research article on the strengths and weaknesses of health literacy as a topic.
Found a concise definition of “health literacy,” and a thoughtful YouTube video as well.
Using the teach-back method is an excellent way to make sure you’ve gotten your information across, whether to students in the library, or patients in a clinical setting.