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GARCIA-MARTINEZ, Montserrat; LLEIXA-FORTUNO, María del Mar; NIETO-DE LA FUENTE, Carmen  and  ALBACAR-RIBOO, Nùria. Information competence in nursing and other health professionals. Index Enferm [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.4, pp.257-261. ISSN 1132-1296.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1132-12962011000300010.

The activities of health professionals, whether from the aspect of the student, and later in clinical practice, research or education, are intensive in information. Internet has become the most dynamic means to find and retrieve biomedical information since the emergence of computerized databases. There are two factors driving this development of informational competence: the first one is the need to perform successfully in the "information and knowledge scene", the second one is the emergence of the practice of medicine and evidence-based nursing. Informational competence has a repercussion on the quality of documentary production and quality of care. The present article describes the basic elements that make up informational competence for health professionals grouping them into three sections: knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Keywords : Nursing; Information competence; Information; Health professionals.

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