Finding and using research evidence: A guide for citizens (Conclusion)

Finding and using research evidence: A guide for citizens (Conclusion)


Welcome to module eight in the finding and
using research evidence a guide for citizens
course. In this module we’re going to be wrapping up
and concluding, providing an overview of what
we covered for all of the modules thus far. If you’ve been through all the modules in the
course there are some key things you should
walk away with. First it’s clear that everyone has many health
related questions and when seeking answers to all of the
questions that you may have there are a variety of sources available to you. One of the key challenges we’ve identified is that finding trustworthy health information to
help answer these questions can be a challenge for everyone, not a citizen patients but professionals alike. Citizen friendly one stop shops like the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal were
designed to offer solutions to the many commonly cited frustrations experienced by
citizens with the aim of trying to make it easier for
them to find and use high quality research
evidence addressing the topics and the questions that
they want answers to. Other resources are available when more
information is required specifically when you’re interested in finding answers to
questions related to a topic that may not be well served by citizen specific
resource like the McMaster Optimal Aging
Portal. While it may take a bit of time and practice to
get used to all of the resources that we’ve
covered throughout the modules in this
course we want to remind you some of the benefits of
relying on sources like the ones covered
here. First it will make it easier for you to find high
quality evidence which means it will be easier for you to find
the best available most relevant research for
you to make decisions about your health. You can also use it to make decisions about
the health of loved ones or friends and you can use it to better understand your
own experiences and what to expect in the
future. Using the best available research evidence
can also help you better understand the
system in which you live and can help you advocate for
the changes you want to see in your Health
System. Finally we hope that by utilizing the types of
tools that we’ve shown in this particular
course you can feel equipped and empowered to
make evidence informed decisions about
your own Health Care. These resources will be available to you
publicly you can also download specific resources
related to each of the modules by clicking the
links below each of the videos. We hope this has been worthwhile for you. We’re really open to feedback so if you have
anything you’d like to ask are any suggestions for improving this course just let us know in the comment boxes.

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