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AuthorEdwards, Margaret J. A. author
TitleThe Internet for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals [electronic resource] / by Margaret J. A. Edwards
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer US, 1997
Edition Second Edition
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Descript XIV, 180 p. online resource


BACK COVER COPY OF 1E: Does the Internet offer anything beyond endless shopping at cybermalls, a plethora of computer games, and a worldwide virtual clubhouse for computer nerds? Is there anything out there for nurses and allied health professionals? As Margaret Edwards' book THE INTERNET FOR NURSES AND ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, demonstrates, the answer is a resounding "YES!" This book is a primer to the Internet for those who have little or no computer experience. In plain language, it describes the Internet and how it works, including how to use various Internet tools. In addition, this book provides an extensive listing of health-related Internet resources, from an on-line version of the American Journal of Nursing, to the "Virtual Nursing Centre." The reader will find this directory, complete with descriptions of each entry, a treasure trove of the information resources available for Health Care professionals on the Internet. When you need to know how others have dealt with a proposed health care change, you can't wait three months for the next conference or nine months for the next book to come out -- that's when you discover the real power of the Internet: it lets you exchange information with peers around the world instantly, giving you the knowledge edge to keep your nursing or health care practice professional and progressive. With a Foreward by Kathryn J. Hannah


1 What Is the Internet? -- What Is the Internet? -- Who Owns and Operates the Internet? -- What Does the Internet Look Like? -- Where Did the Internet Come From? -- What Can I Do with the Internet? -- 2 How Does the Internet Work? -- Connecting to the Internet -- Types of Internet Connections -- What to Look for When Choosing an Internet Provider -- Finding Information on the Internet -- 3 Using Electronic Mail (E-mail) -- Anatomy of an E-mail Message -- Legal Issues -- E-mail Etiquette -- Mailing Lists -- 4 Newsgroups -- What Is Usenet? -- Components of a Usenet Article -- Joining a Newsgroup -- Reading Articles -- Posting Articles -- Final Thoughts -- 5 Telnet and FTP: Remote Login and Retrieval of Information -- FTP -- Locating Files Using Archie -- 6 Finding Information on the Internet -- The Gopher -- WAIS -- World Wide Web -- Final Thoughts -- 7 Using and Citing Information from the Internet -- Using Information from the Internet -- Citing Information from the Internet -- Electronic Sources: APA Style of Citation -- Electronic Sources: MLA Style of Citation -- 8 Implications for the Future: Science Fiction Versus Reality -- Variables -- Impact of the Internet on Health Care -- Health Education for the Public -- Long Term Care Facilities -- Conclusion (or Beginning?) -- Appendix 1: Top Ten Favourite Web Sites -- 1. Food and Nutrition Information Center -- 2. GoldenAge Net -- 3. Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources -- 4. Magellan: Health and Medicine -- 5. MedWeb -- 6. Peter Rammeโ{128}{153}s Idea Nurse -- 7. Points of Interest: Pediatrics -- 8. Virtual Hospital -- 9. Virtual Pharmacy -- 10. Yahoo! Health Directory -- Appendix 2: Health-Related Internet Resources -- Profession Specific -- Health-Related topics -- Online Journals -- Searchable Health-Related Literature Databases

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