Assessing the value of the internet in health improvement

Blair, Jim (2004) Assessing the value of the internet in health improvement. Nursing Times, 100(35), pp. 28-30. ISSN (print) 0954-7762

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Abstract

The internet is a powerful tool that provides easy access to information. Many people access it for health information and bring the material gathered to health appointments. However, the information may not always be correct or adequately monitored for quality. This could lead to some of it being harmful. This article examines whether or not the internet will enable us to lead healthier lives. The need for a quality label, how professionals must become adept at using the internet, the possibility of a digital divide exacerbating health inequalities and the dangers of misusing the internet's interactive elements are examined.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences
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Depositing User: Lucinda Lyon
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2008
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2010 10:30
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/4020

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