Information Practices and Knowledge in Health

Volume 5 - Health Information SET Coordinated by Céline Paganelli, Viviane Clavier

Information Practices and Knowledge in Health

Edited by

Céline Paganelli, Paul-Valéry University Montpellier 3, France
Viviane Clavier, University of Grenoble Alpes, France

ISBN : 9781786306111

Publication Date : March 2022

Hardcover 234 pp

165.00 USD



In the field of health, information practices and the organization of knowledge constitute a major challenge today.

The practices of the medical profession, or of patients, are evolving under the influence of digital technology. At the same time, the way in which medical knowledge is organized, represented and mediated is also evolving.

Information Practices and Knowledge in Health addresses the different aspects of the field of specialized medical and health information; it focuses on the informational practices of professionals in the sector, of patients and, more broadly, of citizens with regards to their health. This book also considers the systems that are used for organizing knowledge in this field.


1. Open Access as a Regulation of Scientific Information in Health, Chérifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri and Hans Dillaerts.
2. Knowledge Organization and Studies of Information Practices: Contribution to the Characterization of Health Information, Viviane Clavier and Céline Paganelli.
3. Health Literacy in Complex Digital Information Environments, Eloria Vigouroux-Zugasti, Olivier Le Deuff and Amar Lakel.
4. The Essential Role of Health Information Literacy in Seniors’ Healthcare Communication, Kristina Eriksson-Backa and Stefan Ek.
5. Categorization of Audiences and Hierarchization of Actors in the Journalistic Narrative on HIV/AIDS Prevention. What Implications for Prevention Information?, Cécile Loriato.
7. Professional Uses of Specialized Information in Ophthalmology. Interview with Pascal Four, Doctor of Ophthalmology, Viviane Clavier.
8. Organization of Medical Knowledge: Documentation Techniques Applied to a Macro-domain Underpinned by Socio-political Issues, Marcin Trzmielewski and Claudio Gnoli.

About the authors/editors

Céline Paganelli is a professor in information and communication sciences at Paul-Valéry University Montpellier 3, France, where she also runs the LERASS research laboratory. Her work focuses on health information.

Viviane Clavier is a senior lecturer at the University of Grenoble Alpes, France, where she teaches information and communication sciences. She is also Deputy Director of GRESEC, which is a generalist laboratory in information and communication sciences. Her research focuses on health information.