Evaluating Website Resources
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At many workplaces there is one person known for sharing interesting bits of information by forwarding e-mails or bringing in newspaper and Internet articles. While cartoons and jokes may be amusing, sometimes the information is composed of doubtful facts, including terrible crime threats, political scandals, and unusual medical treatments. The same stories that might have been kindly dismissed when discussed in the break room are somehow thought to be more substantial and reliable because they are in print. Casually judging the value of these stories is easy when the outcome is unimportant. The evaluation of information is more difficult when the outcome is more significant, such as when people’s health or lives are involved. The provision of good health care should be supported by current, reliable, and authoritative information. Evaluating sources is an important health care skill.