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Health & Science Literacy

Prevent the spread of misinformation

These articles introduce the concept of misinformation and offer background pertaining to the history of misinformation as well as the role health care professionals play in counteracting it. Effective communication techniques are critical in initiating productive conversations with patients or members of the public. Principles and attributes that can be used to evaluate information and shared with families are outlined. Evidence-based communication strategies that can be utilized to inform as well as promote effective discussions are also detailed.