Smart Health Choices

Smart Health Choices - Book CoverOur resident health sceptic and scholar Genevieve Bassin has written a blog article on "Smart Health Choices", a freely downloadable book co-authored by Professor Les Irwig and Judy Irwig, Lyndal Trevana and Melissa Sweet.

It was written in the interest of helping consumers as well as practitioners to develop skills to assess health advice so as to improve the quality of their health care. The book encompasses many aspects and philosophies we share.

Visit the blog to read an overview, or download the book in pdf format.


Thankyou to the authors for the time invested researching and writing the book, and for generously providing it to the public free of charge.

As a basic overview - how can we differentiate credible information from the silver-bullet gimmicks? How can we hone in on information that is relevant to our individual circumstances and needs?

  • Be sceptical on the health advice you receive
  • Don’t always rely on the expert health professionals
  • Evaluate the evidence and know how to apply it to you and your situationClinical Information - >  DECISION  < - Your Preferences & Person-centred research (literature)