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Digital literacy for health: the promise of health 2.0

Klecun, Ela (2010) Digital literacy for health: the promise of health 2.0. International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence, 1 (3). pp. 48-57. ISSN 1947-3494

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Abstract

This paper outlines and challenges expectations and promises regarding the potential of the internet and Web 2.0 for empowering patients and citizens. It focuses on literacies required to make a meaningful (to the individual) use of these technologies for health and health care related purposes. The author briefly discusses how these should be taught and concludes that these literacies, including digital literacy and health literacy, are complex and challenging to many while the empowering claims are over-stated. Traditional sources of information and advice will remain essential to maintaining quality of health care.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2010 IGI Global
Library of Congress subject classification: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Departments > Management
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
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Identification Number: Published item via DOI
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 10:57
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37013/

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