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Patient Education Resources: Bricks and Clicks. Ruti Volk, Librarian Patient Education Resource Center University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Patient Education.

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patient education resources bricks and clicks

Patient Education Resources: Bricks and Clicks

Ruti Volk, Librarian

Patient Education Resource Center

University of Michigan

Comprehensive Cancer Center

patient education
Patient Education

A planned activity initiated by a health professional whose aim is to impact knowledge, attitudes and skills with the specific goal of changing behavior, increasing compliance with therapy and thereby improving health.

“The Provision of Consumer Health Information” Medical Library Association 1996.

consumer health information
Consumer Health Information

Information designed to help individuals understand their health and make health related decisions for themselves and their families.

(Healthy People 2010 project)

question
Question

What qualities are you looking for in a patient-education or consumer- health material?

why is it important to evaluate health information obtained from the internet
Why is it important to evaluate health information obtained from the Internet?
  • Publishing on the Internet is cheap and easy
  • No quality control
  • Open to all
  • On the Internet it is more difficult to distinguish between advertising andeditorial content
guidelines for evaluating internet health information
Guidelines for evaluating Internet health information
  • Identity
  • Advertising and Sponsorship
  • Accuracy and Currency
identity of the information provider
Identity of the information provider:
  • Check URL (web address)
      • .edu – university or a learning institution
      • .gov – government agency
      • .com – commercial company
      • .org – non-profit organization
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Identity of the information provider:
  • Read the “About Us” or “Who Are We?” section of the site.
  • Look for a physical location and contact information.
advertising and sponsorship
Advertising and Sponsorship
  • Is the advertising on the site clearly distinguished from news and information?
  • Does the site identify its sponsors and post sponsorship policies?
  • Does the information provider disclose relevant business relationships with the site sponsors?

Consider the following issues:

accuracy currency
Accuracy & Currency
  • How dated is the information?
    • Check the date information was revised.
    • Check for references dates.
accuracy currency1
Accuracy & Currency
  • Is the information based on scientific data?
    • Look for references to peer-reviewed scientific journals, not newspapers or magazines.
accuracy currency2
Accuracy & Currency

Is the information based on a personal opinion or a testimonial?

  • Personal stories or testimonials are not proven science.
  • Beware of emotional tone and promises that sound too good to be true:
      • Revolutionary innovation
      • Eliminates problem in days!
      • Healthy, simple and natural-way to help you…
what is hon
What is HON?

We subscribe to the HONcode principles Verify Here

HON Guidelines

  • Authority
  • Complementary
  • Confidentiality
  • Attribution
  • Justifiability
  • Transparency of authorship
  • Transparency of sponsorship
  • Honesty in advertising and editorial policy
not a guarantee
NOT a guarantee
  • Websites apply to registered with the program
  • By applying content providers certify that they commit themselves strictly to observe all the HONcode principles
  • Applications are evaluated before they are accepted to the program
not a guarantee1
NOT a guarantee
  • Only approved websites can display the “HONcode seal”
  • A verification system helps users ensure that the site was registered with HON
  • HON reserves the right to conduct random checks
don t count on it
Don’t count on it!
  • Advise your patients to check identity and credentials of Web information
  • Recommend quality websites
  • Educate you patients on evaluating health information on the Internet.
  • Refer patients and families to NLM (National Library of Medicine) tutorial
sharing information with clinicians
Sharing information with clinicians
  • Every patient is a unique case with a different set of circumstances.
  • Only a clinician can advise patients if the information found applies to their specific situation.
umhs resource centers http www med umich edu pteducation index htm
UMHS Resource Centershttp://www.med.umich.edu/pteducation/index.htm
  • PERC - Patient Education Resource Center at the UMHS Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center U-M Hospital
  • HERC - Health Education Resource Center East Ann Arbor Health Center
  • FDERC - FRIENDS Depression Education and Resource Center
  • Turner Senior Resource Center
  • WHRC - Women's Health Resource Center