1.Michelle Carlson, a senior nursing
student, was given her clinical assignment for the next day. Michelle was
working at her part-time job at the cafeteria that evening and didn’t take the
time to study her assignment until late that evening. When she reviewed her
patient’s condition, she realized she was unfamiliar with many aspects of her
patient’s required nursing care. Michelle immediately went to her computer and
began a search for answers to her questions in preparation for the next day’s
assignment. As a part of her search, she was able to review online nursing
journals, print relevant journal articles available in an electronic format through
the university’s library, browse a consumer-oriented health care Web site, and
consult two nursing specialty organization Web sites that answered questions
about the patient’s conditions.
• Did Michelle use the right resource or
should she have reviewed her clinical textbooks?
• Are there any problems associated with
information gained from the Internet? Is it accurate, up-to-date, and useful
for various levels of nursing care?
• Are there any concerns you should
consider when using and interacting with patient Web sites?