Medicine and the Internet

Paperback | July 1, 2002

EditorBruce c. McKenzie

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The Internet boils down to just two things - communication and information - both of which lie at the core of medical practice. The Internet's contribution to medicine is no longer mere potential. Rather, it offers the tangible inducements of efficiency, resource sharing, accessibility,knowledge procurement, and economy. This third edition of this original and best-selling book about the Internet for doctors and medical students has been completely revised and updated. The editor has assembled a team of expert contributors to produce an unmatched, compact volume of accurate information and respected opinion. Theinternet is here to stay and if you have thus far avoided getting online, now is the time to take the plunge. If you already have access, this book will stimulate your exploration of online resources and topical issues. Adapting to the changing requirements of its readers, Medicine and the Internetis tailored to the needs of both beginner and enthusiast, while acknowledging that providing clear, readily accessible knowledge is paramount. Medicine and the Internet: * Uniquely focuses on the application of Internet technologies from a clinical point of view. * Comprehensively covers using the Internet for medical communications, clinical care, medical education, consumer health information, medical research, publishing, and commerce. * Considers key issues surrounding online medical advice, copyright, confidentiality, information quality, equitable access, and 'e-health' ethics. * Provides real-world examples illustrating how the Internet can provide solutions to everyday problems. * Features a comprehensive jargon-busting glossary

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The Internet boils down to just two things - communication and information - both of which lie at the core of medical practice. The Internet's contribution to medicine is no longer mere potential. Rather, it offers the tangible inducements of efficiency, resource sharing, accessibility,knowledge procurement, and economy. This third ed...

Bruce McKenzie is a GP practising in North Derbyshire. He is the author of the two previous editions of this book.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.66 inPublished:July 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198510632

ISBN - 13:9780198510635

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductioniNFOpulse1.1. Bruce McKenzie: Introducing the Internet1.2. Bruce McKenzie: Access to the Internet1.3. Bruce McKenzie: Introducing e-mail1.4. Bruce McKenzie: Introducing the Web2. Using the Internet to communicateiNFOpulse2.1. Bruce McKenzie and Adrian Midgley: Communicating with colleagues2.2. Beverley Kane: Communicating with patients2.3. Trisha Greenhalgh: Communicating in groups3. Using the Internet for clinical careiNFOpulse3.1. Andrew Booth: Accessing evidence-based practice3.2. Hamish Fraser: Clinical information and decision-support systems3.3. Richard Wootton: Telemedicine consultations3.4. Grant Kelly and Bruce McKenzie: Security, privacy, and confidentiality issues4. Using the Internet for medical educationiNFOpulse4.1. Johanna Westbrook: Undergraduate medical education4.2. Peter Toon: Continuing professional development5. Using the Internet for patient educationiNFOpulse5.1. Harry Brown: Information for patients6. Using the Internet for researchiNFOpulse6.1. Jane Rowlands: Accessing MEDLINE6.2. Richard Appleyard: Searching the medical Web6.3. Gunther Eysenbach and Jeremy Wyatt: Facilitating research7. Using the Internet for publishing and commerceiNFOpulse7.1. Fiona Godlee and Pritpal S. Tamber: Medical publishing7.2. John Mack and Bruce McKenzie: Medical commerce7.3. Bruce McKenzie: Information quality issuesBruce McKenzie: ConclusionGlossaryIndex