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Author(s): Buchanan, Steven
Nicol, Emma
Contact Email: s.j.buchanan@stir.ac.uk
Title: Developing Health Information Literacy in Disadvantaged and Dependent Circumstances: The Everyday Role of Family Nurses
Editor(s): Kurbanoğlu, S
Špiranec, S
Ünal, Y
Boustany, J
Huotari, ML
Grassian, E
Mizrachi, D
Roy, L
Citation: Buchanan S & Nicol E (2019) Developing Health Information Literacy in Disadvantaged and Dependent Circumstances: The Everyday Role of Family Nurses. In: Kurbanoğlu S, Špiranec S, Ünal Y, Boustany J, Huotari M, Grassian E, Mizrachi D & Roy L (eds.) Information Literacy in Everyday Life. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 989. ECIL 2018: 6th European Conference on Information Literacy, Oulu, Finland, 24.09.2018-27.09.2018. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, pp. 124-135. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-13472-3_12
Issue Date: 2019
Series/Report no.: Communications in Computer and Information Science, 989
Conference Name: ECIL 2018: 6th European Conference on Information Literacy
Conference Dates: 2018-09-24 - 2018-09-27
Conference Location: Oulu, Finland
Abstract: This paper examines the challenges of developing health information literacy (HIL) amongst disadvantaged and dependent populations from the perspective of non-information professionals occupying everyday support roles. Our participants were a team of UK Family Nurses providing outreach support to vulnerable young mothers from areas of multiple deprivations. Our data collection methods were observation, interviews, and focus groups. Our participants all believe that they have an important role in developing HIL in clients but are unfamiliar with fundamental overarching information literacy (IL) concepts and models. Consequently, their confidence in their own ability to develop HIL skills in clients is limited. We discuss that to extend primary healthcare practices beyond HIL support to HIL education requires not only IL training, but also an appropriate pedagogical approach adaptable to semi-structured problematic situations. We raise important questions regarding approaches to developing HIL in disadvantaged populations
Status: AM - Accepted Manuscript
Rights: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of a paper published in Kurbanoğlu S, Špiranec S, Ünal Y, Boustany J, Huotari M, Grassian E, Mizrachi D & Roy L (eds.) Information Literacy in Everyday Life. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 989. ECIL 2018: 6th European Conference on Information Literacy, Oulu, Finland, 24.09.2018-27.09.2018. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, pp. 124-135. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-13472-3_12

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