~ Medical Internet ~
This section contains links to articles, presentations
and information on several of the issues we have determined to be of concern
in dealing with the Medical Internet namely using the Internet for Web-education,
the emerging field of Medical Internet Ethics, and using the Internet for
obtaining Medical Information.
Several papers presented at International conferences
about using the Internet for web-education and Journey of Hearts™
have been included as resources. "Using
the Internet for Patient & Physician Web-education and Health Promotion,"
this first paper was presented at MEDNET '98, the World Congress for the
Internet in Medicine in London, England. "Journey
of Hearts: From Idea to Reality, "
was presented at ITCH (Information Technology in Community Health) 2000,
International Conference Addressing Information Technology in Community
Health in Victoria, BC, Canada. The paper presented at MEDNET '99 in Heidelberg,
Germany "Lessons & Insights Learned
from Creating a Unique Integrative Medical Website for Web-education"
is also included. Additional articles on web-education are included.
This section includes information on a topic of
special interest to me, Medical Internet Ethics. "Ethical
Challenges of the Medical and Healthcare Internet"
is a recent Supercourse lecture. "Ethical
Challenges of Medicine and Health on the Internet: A Review"
was published in 2001 in Journal of Medical Internet Research. A link to
the powerpoint presentation "Medical
Internet Ethics: A Field in Evolution"
from Medinfo 2001 is provided for the interested. Also includes is a link
to the web resource "Medicine, Ethics
& Informatics, MINF 528" that I prepared for the Medical Informatics
Course, MINF 528, taken in the Spring 2001.
Finally, there are several educational articles
about using the Internet to obtain reliable medical information. Of particular
concern is the mis-use and mis-representation of medical information found
on the Internet. The new article on "Recommendations
for Evaluating Online Resources: Advice for Healthcare Consumers"
provides some helpful tips and guidelines for using the Internet. The older
article by Dr. Markman from the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine on
"Cancer information and the Internet:
Benefits and Risks" is still important for anyone who is using
the Internet as a source of Medical resources, not only those with Cancer.
Other older articles include an early commentary on "How
the Internet is Changing the Practice of Medicine" and some perspectives
on "Cyberspace: The Final Frontier."
Medical Internet Articles
Using the Internet for Web-education
Using the Internet
for Patient & Physician Web-education and Health Promotion
of Hearts: From Idea to Reality
Insights Learned from Creating a Unique Integrative Medical Website for
Internet Use for Web-education
on the Overlooked Areas of Grief and Loss
Final Frontier The Internet as an Untapped Medium of Medical Web-Education
Triad of Medical Web-Education
Advantages of Using a Website for Patient Web-Education
Using a Website
for Patient Web-Education
Internet has the potential to be an excellent resource, providing
with information previously unavailable to them.
Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS
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