Part I: A Basic Framework
Using Research to Improve Biomedical Communications.
Public Understanding of Biomedical Science.
Public Interest in Health Informatics.
Part II: Communications to Influence Public Policy
Primary Sources of Biomedical Information.
The Acquisition and Retention of Health Information by Consumers.
Strategies for Communicating to Consumers.
Citizen Participation in the Formulation of Biomedical Policy.
Part III: Communications to Inform Consumers
The Acquisition of Information about Biomedical Policy Issues.
Public Attitudes Toward Biomedical Research Issues.
Public Attitudes Toward Biotechnology Issues.
Part IV: Biomedical Communication Policies for the 21st Century
Strategies for Communicating about Biomedical Policy.
Policies to Support Informal Decision-Making by Consumers.
Citizenship and the Formulation of Biomedical Policy in the 21st Century.