publishing in cyberspace: health workers’ use of information
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publishing in cyberspace: health workers’ use of information

Anna-Marie Wium Consultant, Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria
Elsie Naudé Lecturer, Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Dubbed the ‘information highway’, the internet has become an important alternative way of disseminating up-to-date information for healthcare professionals. Anna-Marie Wium and Elsie Naudé report on a survey which investigated the information needs and the computer use of specific health workers

The popular author Terry Pratchett (2001) has an expressive way of writing. For example, he said: ‘A lie can run round the world before the truth has got its boots on’. The development of information technology and the internet means information can be transferred in the wink of an eye. It is imperative that information should be reliable and appropriate. Should wrong or untrustworthy information be published, it can have detrimental effects on service delivery as people will be mis-informed.

Learning Disability Practice. 7, 10,28-32. doi: 10.7748/ldp2004.12.7.10.28.c1554

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