Online health information: A valuable currency

Research output: Other contributionpeer-review


Online health information is available and accessible almost instantaneously; in Australia this is true for most individuals with internet connections, from any digital device. Sourcing evidence-based research and information regarding health is crucial in informing decision making, improving knowledge and skills, and guiding service choices and clinical practice for health professionals and care workers. Virtual health resources are widely used in clinical care settings; individuals routinely search online for answers to health-related queries, which may assist their ability to appropriately service others in their care. For individuals working in aged care, accessing online information facilitates timely answers to their queries or may contribute to their ongoing professional education. Health professionals and care workers are also well-positioned to refer their clients or patients to trustworthy, reputable, and up-to-date online health resources.
Original languageEnglish
TypePalliative Perspectives
Media of outputBlog
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationOnline
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Health Professionals
  • Residential Aged Care
  • Aged Care in Home


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