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Using wikis as an online health information resource
Abstract Wikis can be a powerful online resource foWikis can be a powerful online resource for the provision and sharing of information, with the proviso that information found on them should be independently verified. This article defines wikis and sets them in context with recent developments on the internet. The article discusses the use of Wikipedia and other wikis as potential sources of health information for nurses. sources of health information for nurses.
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Comments While they are not likely to replace the pWhile they are not likely to replace the printed book or journal as a final authoritative source in the near future, they offer a useful starting point in a nurse’s search for evidence-based information to help patients and also help them to understand the type of information they are likely to find on the interneton they are likely to find on the internet
Conclusion Although wikis are in their infancy, as arAlthough wikis are in their infancy, as are many other Web 2.0 applications, they offer the potential for collaborative online working and information sharing. While they are not likely to replace the printed book or journal as a final authoritative source in the near future, they offer a useful starting point in a nurse’s search for evidence-based information to help patients and also help them to understand the type of information they are likely to find on the interneton they are likely to find on the internet
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Has author Paula Younger +
Has domain Health + , Information science +
Has topic Health information source +
Issue 36  +
Month May  +
Pages 49-56  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Nursing Standard +
Research design Conceptual  +
Research questions This article defines wikis and sets them in context with recent developments on the internet. The article discusses the use of Wikipedia and other wikis as potential sources of health information for nurses
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Theory type Analysis  +
Title Using wikis as an online health information resource
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Url http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=22793479  +
Volume 24  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction N/A  +
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Wikipedia page type N/A  +
Year 2010  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:32:28  +
Categories Health information source  + , Health  + , Information science  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:32:13  +
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