MLA Webinar, Sept 28: Precision Medicine

September 27, 2017 at 2:57 pm Leave a comment

Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine
http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/1300/helping-patients-and-health-care-consumers-understand-precision-medicine

Date of Live Event: Thursday, September 28, 8:00 am-9:30am at JABSOM Health Sciences Library (Quiet Reading Room)

With the rise of precision medicine, more patients and health care consumers
will require access to information about genetics that they can understand,
and health information professionals will need to take steps to improve
consumers’ ability to understand how their genetic information can be used
in their treatment. The webinar will provide participants with guidelines and
tools for creating and evaluating consumer health materials and equip them
with a concrete understanding of how to apply health literacy and learning
style principles in the creation and communication of consumer-friendly
precision medicine information. Hospital and academic librarians will gain
the practical knowledge needed to help patients and health care consumers better
understand precision medicine and help researchers communicate their
findings to a lay audience. The websites and tools introduced during the webinar will be immediately very useful to all attendees.

Objectives
.Discuss the use of best health literacy practices to enhance patients’ and
health care consumers’ understanding of precision medicine concepts relevant
to their care.
.Gain familiarity with guidelines and tools for creating and evaluating
consumer health materials.
.Learn how to apply health literacy and learning style principles to create
patient-friendly information about precision medicine.

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