How do you make an informed medical decision in the age of the internet?
A way of handling endless medical advice in the age of the internet will be tested as part of new research.
A Massey University PhD student is testing a new way of dealing with information overload when making healthcare decisions.
Yi-Mei Huang has developed a programme that guides patients through a step-by-step process to improve the way they deal with large volumes of information.
Huang said “personal knowledge management” was a process to help people to manage large amounts of information.
It was designed to help them improve critical thinking skills.
“In a health context it could really help patients to absorb information without generating confusion, leading to better, more confident decision-making,” she said.