Publication Year: 2010
Authors/Editor: Jordan-Marsh, Maryalice
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 90
Examines the wide range of resources used by health consumers to inform and support their decisions around their own health care
Today’s health consumer is self-monitoring, building supportive social networks online or via cell phone, and engaging in treatment using interactive programs online, on CD or related media. Using evidence-based practice and relevant theories, this book analyzes the trend for health care systems to be reactive, while consumers are proactively seeking the health care information they feel they deserve.