Case Study: Health Information Websites

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In this resource students look at the ethical issues surrounding the use of the internet by people to find and share health information, advice and diagnosis. The resource looks at the possible benefits and harm that could be caused by inaccurate information or access to personal information by strangers on healthcare websites.

In the two activities, students work either in pairs or individually to assess websites according to quality criteria and then examine the benefits and potential harm of using healthcare websites, applying ethical principles.

Other resources in this collection include:

*The Ethics of Personalised Healthcare

*Case Study: Buying Medicines Online

*Case Study: Genetic Profiling

The resources have been provided by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

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