A pilot project to build e-health literacy among university students in Hong Kong

Chan, Julia, Leung, A., Chiang, V.C.L., Li, H.C.W., Wong, E.M., Liu, A.N.C. and Chan, S.S.C (2009). A pilot project to build e-health literacy among university students in Hong Kong. In: Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Brisbane Australia, (1-15). August 31-September 4, 2009.

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Author Chan, Julia
Leung, A.
Chiang, V.C.L.
Li, H.C.W.
Wong, E.M.
Liu, A.N.C.
Chan, S.S.C
Title of paper A pilot project to build e-health literacy among university students in Hong Kong
Conference name Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship
Conference location Brisbane Australia
Conference dates August 31-September 4, 2009
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 15
Abstract/Summary Health literary has been identified as a public health goal for the 21st century and a significant challenge in health education. It is defined in Health People 2010 as: "The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions". With the trend towards a more "consumer-centric" health care system as part of an overall effort to improve the quality of health care and to reduce health care costs, it is important that services and training be provided so that consumer of health care could take a more active role in health care related decisions. This pilot project is a collaborative effort between the Medical Library, Department of Nursing Studies and Faculty of Law. It aims to raise awareness and foster effective use of health information among university students at the University of Hong Kong. Students will learn health communication, health related legal and ethical issues, analytical and decision-making skills, the ability to apply these skills to health situations and become ‘self-activated, self-responsible’ heath consumers. The key components are the use of case studies and learning the problem-based approach to search for reliable health information via the e-learning platform. The project intends to extend the effort of health information outreach to consumers in hospitals and high schools.
Subjects 0807 Library and Information Studies
Keyword Health literacy
Health Informational Intervention
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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