Developing Operative Health Communication And Health Information

3486 Words Nov 30th, 2014 14 Pages
The development of the prominence on persons ' active partnership in health care has occurred simultaneously with the public 's requisite for comprehensible effective consumer health resources. Consumer health information has the potential to give strategies and frameworks for developing operative health communication tools, which empower consumers and refine their health decisions. This article provides an overview of the user’s health information aspect discussing various promising approaches as regards to health communication, while acknowledging challenges in access of information, and the direction towards future development of health information. Moreover, different sources of health information that influence the public and how this information is used are discussed. The trend of use of health informatics is changing and therefore there is need for recommendations that emphasize the necessity for drawing upon social science and communication theories of information behavior. These will assist in reaching out to users through many novel and traditional formats to enable them gain better comprehension of the health information needs of the public, and developing health care information answers for tailoring resources with respect to the competencies and needs of users.

1. Introduction
Consumer health information is rapidly developing. The last decade has witnessed some far-reaching alterations in health services all over the world. In the United Kingdom, there has…
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