Description: Veterans and their families need reliable health information resources and training to locate health information that is sensitive and pertinent to their needs. This course will cover resources for finding information on general health conditions, mental health resources including those for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family issues, substance abuse, amputations, support groups and more. Additionally, this class will prepare participants to find and assess other veterans' health resources. Available as web-based as well as face-to-face. For the web-based version, (an online, asynchronous, instructor-led class using Moodle), contact Terri Ottosen via the Resource URL.
|CE Contact Hours:||3, 4|
|Professional Competencies:||Health Sciences Information Services|
|Subject:||Consumer Health, Outreach/Advocacy, Subject Specific Resources|
|Course Type:||Face to Face, e-Learning, RML Offerings|
Introduction, Unique informational needs of veterans and their families, Evaluating health websites, MedlinPlus resources, Veterans' health resources, Hands-on, Wrap-up, Evaluation. 3 hour agenda Introduction – 15 minutes Unique Informational Needs of Veterans and Their Families – 15 minutes Evaluating Health Information Sites – 15 minutes MedlinePlus and Veterans’ Health Resources – 90 minutes Exercises – 30 minutes Wrap-up and Evaluation – 15 minutes 4 hour agenda Introduction: 15 minutes Unique Information Needs of Veterans and Their Families: 15 minutes Evaluating Health Information Sites: 15 minutes MedlinePlus and Veterans’ Health Resources:90 minutes Hampton Road Resources for Veterans and their Families: 60 minutes* Exercises – 30 minutes Wrap-up and Evaluation – 15 minutes
The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming, Simulation, and Hands-on Exercises.