Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts that Will Save Us

Keywords: health literacy

Author Biography

Heather Ganshorn, University of Calgary
Heather Ganshorn is an associate librarian and interim Head of the Health Sciences Library at the University of Calgary.


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How to Cite
Ganshorn, H. (2017). Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts that Will Save Us. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal De L’Association Des Bibliothèques De La Santé Du Canada, 38(2), 51-52.
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