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|Title:||The contribution of Australian Hospital Libraries to improving consumer health literacy: four case studies||Other Titles:||Growing Community Health Literacy through Libraries: sharing global perspectives||Austin Authors:||Ritchie, Ann;Siemensma, Gemma;Gilbert, Cecily;Gaca, Michele ;Taylor, Jeremy||Affiliation:||Austin Health Sciences Library||Issue Date:||2020||Publisher:||Walter de Gruyter GmbH||Series/Report no.:||03446891||Description:||The case studies in this chapter describe consumer health literacy programs undertaken by four hospital libraries in Australia. Three of the case studies focus on the more traditional aspects of information literacy and the role of libraries in information provision. The fourth study is about an education program that sought to develop the skills and knowledge of a group of consumers to empower them to play a more active role in their own healthcare decisions and to pass on what they learned to their networks. The case studies are part of a research study known as the HeLiNS, Health Libraries for the National Standards Project. The case studies demonstrate that hospital libraries and health librarians have the capacity and expertise to enable them to contribute to addressing health literacy issues in their communities. Placing the research in the context of the national standards suggests that health libraries have the potential to contribute to the implementation of a system-wide health literacy strategy.||URI:||https://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/25367||URL:||https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110362640-009||ISBN:||9783110362640||Type:||Chapter||Subjects:||Health Literacy
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