Wilson V (2013) Patient use of the internet for diabetes information. Nursing Times; 109: 23, 18-20.
“The internet can provide excellent health information to support people with diabetes in self-management and care. This small-scale study reports how 30 people with long-term diabetes accessed general health information relating to their condition, and the type of information they sought.
“The internet was seen as a fast, convenient source of answers to general diabetes health questions. Specific information needs, such as insulin dosage adjustment, were retained until the annual diabetes check at the hospital with a diabetes consultant or diabetes specialist nurse.”
- What dangers could patients be exposed to if seeking health information on the internet?
- Would you ever refer a patient to a website for further information?
- Do you use the internet, yourself, when you’re not sure of something or to clarify?