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102: PROMOTING INFORMATION LITERACY BY PROMOTING HEALTH LITERACY IN THE INFORMATION SOCIETY
  1. Meisam Dastani1,
  2. Masoume Sattari2
  1. 1MSc Library and Information Science (IT Managment), Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran
  2. 2M.Sc. Student of Medical Library and Information Science, Faculty of Management and Medical Informatics, Member of Student Research Committee, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Abstract

Background and aims: In the information society the production, distribution and use of information is freely and widely available for all issues of life. Correct and appropriate use of appropriate and reliable information is especially important in health care. The present study introduces the concepts and benefits of health literacy and information literacy and its role in improving health literacy.

Methods: This study is a review based on a review of the concepts of the information society, information literacy and information educated to present importance of promoting information literacy on health literacy in the information society.

Results and Conclusion: The information society by providing a platform of information technology and computer systems to attempts exchange and development information between people in the community. Currently, electronic and web-based health information in the form of mass is available for people. Information as a fundamental base of the information society is a phenomenon that our decisions are affect in relation to various issues such as safety and health issues. It is important point to avoid the mass of information invalid, incorrect and inappropriate available on the internet. This requires information literacy skills such as identifying, accessing and evaluating information. In general, it can be said that the promotion of health literacy in communities are required to learn different skills in the form of information literacy.

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