Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Digital literacy for health: the promise of health 2.0

Klecun, Ela ORCID: 0000-0002-0329-1566 (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

Full text not available from this repository.


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
Official URL:
Additional Information: © 2010 IGI Global
Divisions: Management
LSE Health
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 10:57
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:08

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item