Helping Patients & Families Find Health Information They Can Trust

High quality health information can have a big impact on the health of patients and their families. Being well-informed can help them:

  • Better understand their condition and the treatment options available.
  • Prepare questions for appointments with their health care team.
  • Make decisions together with health care providers about how to manage their condition.
  • Have a better quality of life.

But of course, it’s not always easy to know if online health information is trustworthy.

In recognition of Health Information Week, the librarians at the MUHC’s patient resource centres have put together a helpful list of questions for patients and families to ask themselves when they look at information online, be it on a website, in a guide, or on social media.

These questions will help patients and families (and their health care teams!) find reliable information and be better informed and involved in their care.

Consult the questions here: Finding Health Information You Can Trust.

For more health information and resources, or for questions about finding reliable information, contact the librarians at one of the MUHC’s Patient Resource Centres:

Montreal Children’s Hospital
Family Resource Centre & Library

Glen Site – Cancer Mission
Cedars CanSupport Resource Centre

Glen Site & Montreal General Hospital
McConnell Patient Resource Centre
Montreal Neurological Hospital
Infoneuro: Neuro-Patient Resource Centre

Updated July 5, 2021.