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The role of the health professional supporting consumers who use ‘Dr Google’

journal contribution
posted on 06.09.2021, 03:02 by Sancia West, Rachel Kornhaber, Denis C Visentin, Deependra K Thapa, Michelle L Cleary
Google has become so synonymous with information search, retrieval and sharing that it entered our lexicon as the most-used verb to express searching information online. Consequently, few are surprised to learn that ‘googling’ applies as equally to health information seeking as it does to TV series spoilers or homemade slime recipes. Almost half the population uses what is now referred to as ‘Dr Google’ (Astrup, 2018), the use of the Google search engine to obtain information relating to health matters.

History

Volume

76

Issue

9

Start Page

2217

End Page

2219

Number of Pages

3

eISSN

1365-2648

ISSN

0309-2402

Location

England

Publisher

Wiley-blackwell

Language

eng

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

12/05/2020

External Author Affiliations

University of Newcastle; University of Tasmania

Era Eligible

No

Medium

Print-Electronic

Journal

Journal of Advanced Nursing

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