Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Health services accessibility; Medicine, Popular -- Computer network resources; Self-care, Health;
The use of the Internet or the World Wide Web for educational purposes is widespread and rapidly growing. It is only natural that, in response to this rapid growth, its usage expands into the field of medicine, particularly eHealth. But as the nature of how the Internet is being used in health and medicine increases, there is a large segment of the population being left behind because of lack of access. This lack of access is in response to economic barriers, political barriers, social-cultural barriers and social-economic barriers. Issues of literacy, content, and language also play a role in the continuance of what is known as the digital divide and its role in the education of underserved populations on health-related issues. The purpose of this literature review is to examine the role of technology in the in the education of underserved populations on health care related issues, and to measure the effectiveness of the Internet as a mechanism for obtaining health information for underserved populations.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Performance and Training Technology
Leigh E. Zeitz
J. Ana Donaldson
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©2006 Shanel Winfield
Winfield, Shanel L., "The Importance of eHealth in the Education of Underserved Populations" (2006). Graduate Research Papers. 1775.