Finding Quality HIV/AIDS Information

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Workshop held in observation of World AIDS Day, December 1 2007, at Healthinfo Island in Second Life. For more information, see http://healthinfoisland.blogspot.com/

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Finding Quality HIV/AIDS Information

  1. 1. Finding Quality HIV/AIDS Information Workshop on searching for quality resources Carolina Keats, Healthinfo Island WORLD AIDS DAY 2007: TAKE THE LEAD IN SECOND LIFE
  2. 2. <ul><li>Finding Quality HIV/AIDS Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google for health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MedlinePlus.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands-on exploration </li></ul></ul>WORLD AIDS DAY 2007: TAKE THE LEAD IN SECOND LIFE
  3. 3. aids Google for Health
  4. 4. aids With 221,000,000 results – how do you find good quality information?
  5. 7. The HONcode obliges Websites to respect and disclose the following:     1. Authoritativeness    2. Complementarity    3. Privacy    4. Attribution    5. Justifiability    6. Transparency    7. Financial disclosure    8. Sponsorship
  6. 8. TAKE 2 to explore: http://www.google.com/coop/topics/Health
  7. 10. MedlinePlus <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>How is it organized? </li></ul><ul><li>Searching MedlinePlus </li></ul><ul><li>Take 2 for hands-on </li></ul>
  8. 14. 1 2 3
  9. 15. Take 2: MedlinePlus.gov
  10. 16. Basic information: What is it? How is it diagnosed? Where can I find a specialist in …? Resources: Dictionaries, Anatomy texts, portal resources like Medlineplus.gov, medical librarian Intermediate: Summative information about conditions (“I need to learn everything about x”); Where can I find a support group? Resources: Consumer health databases, portal resources like Medlineplus, medical librarian Advanced: Specific information beyond the level of most consumer health resources. Resources: Nursing texts, health association websites, PubMed, medical librarian QUICK DECISION GUIDE FOR FINDING HEALTH INFORMATION
  11. 17. <ul><li>Finding Quality HIV/AIDS Information </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements in Google benefit the health information seeker </li></ul><ul><li>MedlinePlus.gov as a portal site </li></ul><ul><li>Healthinfo Island services </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>

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