Using wikis as an online health information resource
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Using wikis as an online health information resource

Paula Younger Library manager, North Somerset Healthcare Library, Weston Super Mare

Wikis 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.

Nursing Standard. 24, 36,49-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.05.24.36.49.c7772

Correspondence

paula.younger@nhs.net

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review