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Website Evaluation for any websites and health websites
Web site Evaluation Criteria
What makes a good web site?
Health Web site Evaluation
Evaluating Health Information Tutorial at MedlinePlus
Teaches how to evaluate health information found on the Web; 16 minutes; from Medline Plus
Evaluating Health Web sites at MedlinePlus
Information on website evaluation located at MedlinePlus
Health on the Net Foundation (HON)
The HON Foundation is a non-governmental organization, internationally known for its pioneering work in the field of health information ethics, notably for the establishment of its code of ethical conduct, the HONcode. HONcode is the oldest and the most used ethical and trustworthy code for medical and health related information available on Internet.
HON Code Seal
Look of the HONcode seal on health websites.
HON Code Principles
8 principles which websites must meet in order to become HON certified
Your Guide to Quackery, Health Fraud, and Intelligent Decisions; Operated by Stephen Barrett, M.D.
An independent, nonprofit organization; well-known as a leader in promoting health care quality; look for their symbol on health websites.
Website Evaluation Criteria from the Medical Library Association
A User's Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web; from the Medical Library Association
Respiratory Care websites
American Association for Respiratory Care
Professional organization for those in respiratory careers
Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook
Provides information on job traing, employment outlook, nature of work, etc.
Information on respiratory diseases, treatments, current health news, etc. Excellent website for basic knowledge and for patient information.
The National Board for Respiratory Care
This site contains information on state licensure, examinations, etc.
New York Health Careers
More career information
New York State Department of Education - Office of the Professions
This site includes law, rules, and regulations, licensing requirements, etc. for respiartory therapists
Occupational Online Network
Discusses job tasks and skills, technology knowledge needs, tools used, etc. Very informative