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~ Articles about Journey of Hearts ~

A variety of articles have been written and presentations have made over the years of creating and maintaining the Journey of Hearts Website. Some of the articles have been based on research, experiences with and observations made about the site. Others have been more educational and informative. Several were written about Journey of Hearts to let Internet users know of the sites existence. Additionally, many of the papers wrtten about Journey of Hearts have been presented at a variety of conferences.

The articles are listed here in reverse chronological order with links to the abstract, online citation or full article (when available) for those who are interested.

  • Supercourse, University of Pittsberg - "Ethical Challenges on the Medical and Healthcare Internet." Available at: Leaving Site This lecture is a revised version of the Medinfo presentation.
  • Medinfo 2001, Tenth World Congress on Health and Medical Informatics, September 2001 - London, England. Paper "Medical Internet Ethics: A Field in Evolution." Abstract available at: Medinfo 2001. Powerpoint of presentation available online at: Leaving Site
  • Publication in Journal of Medical Internet Research, June 2001 - Article on "Ethical Challenges of Medicine and Health on the Internet: A Review" Full article available at: Leaving Site
  • Medicine, Ethics & Informatics, March 2001 - This web resource was prepared Winter Quarter 2001 as a project for the Oregon Health Sciences MINF 528 Course, Advanced Topics in Medical Informatics. Dr. Dyer authored this resource with fellow graducate student Ella Epshteyn. Available at: MINF 528.
  • AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) Annual Symposium, November 2000 - Converging Information, Technology and Health Care, Los Angeles, CA. Poster "Journey of Hearts: A Web Site for Web-education on Grief, Loss & Depression." Abstract available at: AMIA 2000.
  • Online Newsletter, Spiritual Sisters of the Internet Cafe, October 2000 - "Journey of Hearts." This version is the longer version submitted to them when requested for an article about the website. Available at: Spiritual Sisters.
  • ITCH (Information Technology in Community Health), August 2000 - University of Victoria, School of Information Health Sciences - Paper "Journey of Hearts: From Idea to Reality." Full article available at: Leaving Site
  • Publication in CyberPsychology and Behavior, 2000 - Article on "Internet Use for Web-education on the Overlooked Areas of Grief and Loss." Abstract available at: CyberPsychology
  • Mednet 99, The World Congress for the Internet in Medicine - Heidelberg, Germany. Paper "Lessons & Insights Learned from Creating a Unique Integrative Medical Website for Web-education." Full article available at: Mednet 99.
  • National Association for Poetry Therapy - Museletter, March 1999. "Journey of Hearts™ website offers resources to cope with loss." Full article available at: Museletter.
  • Mednet 98, The World Congress for the Internet in Medicine -  London, England. Electronic Poster "Using the Internet for Patient and Physician Web-education and Health Promotion." Full article available at: Mednet 98.
  • Online Article "How the Internet is Changing the Practice of Medicine." June 1998. Available at: Med Online
  • Newspaper Article, The California Aggie, April 1998. "WebPage Helps Ease Pain of Personal Tragedy." Available at: Aggie.
  • Newspaper Article, Contra Costa Times, March 1998. "Healing over the Internet." Available at: Contra Costa.

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