Donna J. McCloskey, MLIS, AHIP
Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
10030 Gilead Road I Huntersville, NC 28078
A compilation of documents, annotated book titles, and other materials to aid the CHIS manager in locating authoritative health information for his/her patron.
Anderson PF, Allee NJ, eds. Encyclopedic Guide to Searching and Finding Health Information on the Web. Vol. 3. 1st ed. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers; 2004.
Volume 3 of this encyclopedic guide demonstrates how to approach a comprehensive series of consumer health situations by recommending search terms and listing important websites.
Gillaspy ML. Consumer Health Sources. In: Boorkman JA, Huber JT, Roper FW, eds. Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences. 5th ed. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers; 2008:207-239.
Chapter ten of Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences includes a listing of General Reference Sources for Consumer Health Information, including: Guides to the Literature, Directories, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks and Manuals, and Key Medical Book Series as well as Category-Specific Reference Resources.
Well-Written Health Information Guide
State of Victoria, Australia, Department of Health. Communicating with Consumers Series, Vol. 1, Well-Written Health Information Guide. Jul. 2000. http://www.health.vic.gov.au/consumer/pubs/written.htm.
This guide will assist health practitioners to work with consumers to design and evaluate written consumer health information. A checklist is provided for ease of use. A .pdf of the guide is available from the above website.