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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/ …

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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  • 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
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    • Finding Quality HIV/AIDS Information
      • Google for health
      • MedlinePlus.gov
      • Hands-on exploration
    WORLD AIDS DAY 2007: TAKE THE LEAD IN SECOND LIFE
  • 3. aids Google for Health
  • 4. aids With 221,000,000 results – how do you find good quality information?
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  • 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
  • 8. TAKE 2 to explore: http://www.google.com/coop/topics/Health
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  • 10. MedlinePlus
    • What is it?
    • How is it organized?
    • Searching MedlinePlus
    • Take 2 for hands-on
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  • 14. 1 2 3
  • 15. Take 2: MedlinePlus.gov
  • 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
  • 17.
    • Finding Quality HIV/AIDS Information
    • Improvements in Google benefit the health information seeker
    • MedlinePlus.gov as a portal site
    • Healthinfo Island services
    • Thank you!

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