Evaluating a Website for Credibility
Anita M. Ebbinghausen
Chamberlain College of Nursing
NR 500: Foundational Concepts and Application
Evaluating a Website
The internet is one of the primary sources for peoples looking for medical information in the twenty-first century. Our goal is to evaluate the quality, reliability, credibility and choose a search engine on the World Wide Web. Our choice of a search engine is Google this will provide the direct link http://www.mayoclinic.org/. The Mayo Clinic is an organization that inspires hope to peoples seeking information while contributing to the health and well-being of all. The Mayo Clinic uses education, research, providing empathy, sensitivity, and dignity to the whole being. As a nurse, our sensitivity to the needs of our patients is decisive, so using a credible websites is supreme to the integrity of the healthcare profession. Credibility in our profession establishes trust among colleagues, patients, and the organization. The Mayo Clinic (2014) “has been training medical professionals from throughout the world for more than 100 years” (p. 1). Although our research will begin by gathering data on evaluating websites, empirical evidence, application of nursing, while providing analysis through facts, it would be beneficial for websites to optimize information and keep peoples capabilities in mind, as our findings conclude we will be revealing sources for in a scholarly manner. Evaluation of the Website
As we consider the needs and literacy our the peoples, we will begin gathering our information and researching the Mayo Clinic to reveal the findi...