Collaborating with the International Medical Institute to provide Health Information in Spanish

Joaquín E. Arriaga, Yanira Garcia-Bárcena

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Abstract

While getting a Web portal off the ground for the School of Medicine's new International Medical Institute (IMI), featuring freely available Spanish language materials, the authors became acutely aware that there was a dearth of information on such materials directed at the patient/ consumer. In the interest of providing a more balanced picture and more resources, two native Spanish-speaking librarians embarked on a quest to locate high quality relevant resources that could be used by Spanish-speaking patients and their families to serve their health care information needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-129
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Consumer Health on the Internet
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

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Keywords

  • Consumer health information
  • Ethnic populations
  • Internet
  • Multilingual materials
  • Spanish

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)

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