“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. 1

Umbrella
What may the Health Information Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • A-Z Health Topics
  • Conditions
  • Diseases
  • Diseases and Conditions
  • Disorders
  • Health Topics
  • Health Topics A-Z

Definition

What is health?

DotS the definition of health may vary. In Constitution the World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition is:

  • “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.1

Date

What can it be important to be clear about with health information?

I think it can be important to be clear about the date of all information including the date of health information because this information may have been updated.

Intended Audience

What can it also be important to be clear about with the intended audience of health information?

I think it can also be important to be clear about the intended audience of all information including the intended audience of health information, because this information may be different for you in your country.

Note

Can health information include a note?

Health information can include a note similar to the Australasian Menopause Society’s note in its Information Sheets:

“Note: Medical and scientific information provided and endorsed by the Australasian Menopause Society might not be relevant to a particular person’s circumstances and should always be discussed with that person’s own healthcare provider”.2

ICD

What is the International Classification of Diseases or International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD)?

In Classifications: ICD Purposes and Uses the World Health Organization (WHO) explain:

“ICD is the foundation for the identification of health trends and statistics globally, and the international standard for reporting diseases and health conditions. It is the diagnostic classification standard for all clinical and research purposes. ICD defines the universe of diseases, disorders, injuries and other related health conditions, listed in a comprehensive, hierarchical fashion that allows for:

  • Easy storage, retrieval and analysis of health information for evidenced-based decision-making;
  • Sharing and comparing health information between hospitals, regions, settings and countries; and
  • Data comparisons in the same location across different time periods”.3

HONcode Seal

What is the Health on the Net Foundation’s HONcode seal?

On page two in Health and Medic@l Information on the Internet: Look for the HONcode Seal the Health on the Net Foundation (HON) explain:

“When the seal is present on a health or medical website, this means that it meets specific standards for ethics and transparency”.4

Meno Martha International Menopause Directory

Health InformationIs Meno Martha International Menopause Directory in compliance with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information?

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify.Yes. Meno Martha International Menopause Directory is in compliance with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

Health Care Provider

What if I would like to find out what health information is applicable to me?

If you would like to find out what health information is applicable to you, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this.

Health Topics A-Z

Where may I find Health Topics related to Health Information?

In Health Topics A-Z you may find:

Links

Where may I find Links related to Health Information: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Your Country may have Links similar to:

Links

Where may I find Links related to Health Information?

Your Country may have Links similar to:

Sources

Where may I find the Sources quoted?

You may find the Sources quoted at:

Sources

  1. Constitution. World Health Organization https://www.who.int/about/who-we-are/constitution Accessed: 07 August 2020
  2. Constitution. World Health Organization https://www.who.int/about/who-we-are/constitution Accessed: 07 August 2020
  3. Information Sheets. Content Updated June 2020. Australasian Menopause Society https://www.menopause.org.au/for-women/information-sheets Accessed: 07 August 2020
  4. Classifications: ICD Purposes and Uses. World Health Organization https://www.who.int/classifications/icd/en/ Accessed: 07 August 2020
  5. Health and Medic@l Information on the Internet: Look for the HONcode Seal. Page 2. Health on the Net Foundation https://www.hon.ch/Global/doc/HON-depliant-patient_en.pdf Accessed: 07 August 2020
Topic Last Updated: 07 August 2020 – Topic Last Reviewed: 07 August 2020
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