Health information on the web is plentiful, however, finding the best resources is an intimidating challenge. In this two-hour online class, students will explore answers to 20 consumer health reference questions like, “Can you help me find a resource that evaluates the quality of care at nursing homes in my area?” and “Is there conclusive evidence that Echinacea is an effective immune system stimulator?” Students will have an opportunity to explore consumer health reference resources further in an exercise after class.
By the end of this class students will be able to:
- Identify quality consumer health sites using established criteria
- Understand ethics and privacy issues related to answering health reference questions
- More effectively provide health information and appropriate referrals to patrons
Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.