Consumer health information is any information that you need to make informed decisions about your own or your family's health. Access to this information allows participation and choice in health care decision making. The Consumer Health Association of Canada states that consumers of health have the:
To help Manitobans learn more about health and medical topics, the University of Manitoba Health Sciences Libraries offer the Consumer and Patient Health Information Service. This service provides information on health and medical topics such as:
A librarian, not a health care professional, provides the information. It is not a substitute for consultation with a health professional. If interpretation or medical advice is needed, individuals should contact a physician or another health care professional.
Funding to support this service has been provided by a University of Manitoba Major Outreach Award.
Funding to support the collection has been provided by the Dr. Georgina Hogg Endowment Fund.
You can make a difference!
Find out more about how you can make a donation to support the continued development of the Consumer and Patient Health Information Service.