Author:
Karan Mirpuri
Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing, Technology, Electronic Technology, Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan, Module, Teaching/Learning Strategy
Level:
High School
Tags:
  • Digital Health
  • Digital Health Literacy
  • Health
  • Health Literacy
  • Media
  • Media Literacy
  • Patient-provider Communication
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Paging Dr. Google: How to Use Digital Health Information for Conversations with Health Providers

    Paging Dr. Google: How to Use Digital Health Information for Conversations with Health Providers

    Overview

    According to a 2012 study, 81% of U.S. teenagers reported looking at online health information for their needs (Park & Kwon, 2018). For this reason, it is increasingly important to consider ways to promote and model effective digital health literacy. This module is designed not to dissuade adolescents from using digital resources to find health information, but rather equipping them with the tools to find reputable resources and responsibly use them to inform conversations with their health providers. This learning module is divided into three sub-modules (each 20-30 min in length) that are designed to be taught in separate sessions, or as part of a singular digital health literacy workshop/bootcamp. Please feel free to use any parts of this module that you feel could best empower your students to actively engage in their health and wellness.

    Learning Module Overview, Learning Objectives, and Materials

    Overview: According to a 2012 study, 81% of U.S. teenagers reported looking at online health information for their needs (Park & Kwon, 2018). For this reason, it is increasingly important to consider ways to promote and model effective digital health literacy. This module is designed not to dissuade adolescents from using digital resources to find health information, but rather equipping them with the tools to find reputable resources and responsibly use them to inform conversations with their health providers. This learning module is divided into three sub-modules (each 20-30 min in length) that are designed to be taught in separate sessions, or as part of a singular digital health literacy workshop/bootcamp. Please feel free to use any parts of this module that you feel could best empower your students to actively engage in their health and wellness.

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this module, students should be able to,

    [1] Define digital health literacy and explain the concept of "Dr. Google" to a similarly-aged peer [Module I]

    [2] Identify factors characteristic of reputable sources of health information [Module II]

    [3] Apply information from digital health resources to form questions that can be used in conversations with health providers [Module III]

    Materials:

    Lesson Plan (attached as a .docx and .pdf)

    Lesson Slides (attached as a .pptx)

    Lesson Slides (canva template): 

    https://www.canva.com/design/DAFgb9lDYRE/4BZ4R44OKGVdv53202c6yw/view?utm_content=DAFgb9lDYRE&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishsharelink&mode=preview