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- Consumer Health Information
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    The provision, at various levels of preparation, of services that are essential to or helpful in the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health and well-being or in the prevention of illness, as of infants, of the sick and injured, or of others for any reason unable to provide such services for themselves. Sometimes designated according to the age of the patients being cared (neonatal, pediatric, geriatric ) or their particular health problem (gynecologic, orthopedic, psychiatric, surgical) or the setting in which the services are provided (school, office, occupational ).

Internet Guides
End-of-Life Physician Education Resource Center (EPERC)
The End-of-Life Physician Education Resource Center (EPERC) is a central repository for educational materials and information about end of life issues. EPERC is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and located at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Galaxy: Nursing
Links to nursing organizations and career resources.
Hardin MD Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources
Hardin MD is a comprehensive meta directory that provides access to resource lists in medical and health-related subjects. It is organized by disease and speciality.
HealthWeb: Nursing
Collaborative effort of the Taubman Medical Library at the University of Michigan and the HealthWeb project. This Guide provides links to nursing health information, including career resources, clinical resources, communication, education programs, organizations, and research resources.
From Emory University Health Sciences Center Library.
Nursing Sites on the World Wide Web
From University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library.
Resources for Nurses and Families
Produced by Diane Wink, School of Nursing, University of Central Florida, this comprehensive guide includes links to general and specialty nursing sites and to resources on books and journals, specific health conditions, nursing informatics, and funding opportunities.
Yahoo: Health: Nursing
Searchable by nursing-related categories or link directly to the most popular nursing web sites.
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Internet Sites
Gateway to associations, medical resources, employment, continuing education, humor, pharmacy, student nursing, and more.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society provides all types of information on cancer including treatment, early detection, prevention, services available to cancer patients and their families as well as a free telephone service.
This web site is geared toward the spiritual side of nursing. Topics include nursing anecdotes and poetry, creeds, prayers, humor and more.
Centre for Evidence Based Nursing
The Centre for Evidence Based Nursing (CEBN) in the Department of Health Studies at the University of York is concerned with furthering EBN through education, research and development.
Death and Dying
This Web site includes an excellent set of links to resources for professionals who work with the bereaved or the dying. It is hosted by a professional nurse.
End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Project
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a comprehensive, national education program to improve end-of-life care by nurses, and is funded by a major grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Primary project goals are to develop a core of expert nursing educators and to coordinate national nursing education efforts in end-of-life care.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute provides all types of information related to cancer research, health information, rehabilitation and much more.
National Institute of Nursing Research
The National Institute of Nursing Research is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Institute supports clinical and basic research aimed at establishing a scientific basis for patient care and contains a list of research funding opportunities. Also includes an excellent list of related links.
Nurse Advocate: Nurses & Workplace Violence
This Web site focuses on the recognition and resolution of workplace violence experienced by nurses.
Includes links to online catalogs and products, a news and analysis section, a career center, training information, and a resource center. Also alerts registered users via email about new material on the site.
Features, job search, fee-based continuing education.
Contains articles and columns written by experts, updates on the latest in nursing and healthcare innovations, free continuing education contact hours, and links to other useful Web sites. Plus get information on fitness, exercise, nutrition, and discounted services and products important to nurses.
Nursing Theorists
Produced by the College of Nursing at Valdosta State University
This Web portal for nurses contains cover-to-cover content from over 20 top nursing journals, an up-to-date online continuing education (CE) collection, a career center, nursing community forums, a market place to shop for professional and personal purchases, and much more.
Seeks to provide a dynamic platform for sharing personal experience, practical care education, health advocacy, understanding, idea sharing and knowledge building among and between nurses.
Features include mentoring program, interactive discussions (nurse practitioners, emergency nursing, employment), and information for specialty and student nurses.
The official web site of the American Nurses Association.
Palliative Care: One Vision. One Voice.
Here nurses may share information with other professionals about initiatives and projects related to improving patient care at the end of life. Included are links to conferences, education, employment, initiatives, a media guide, organizations, publications, research, and resources.
Quackwatch: Your Guide to Health Fraud, Quackery, and Intelligent Decisions
Quackwatch is a nonprofit corporation whose goal is to make the public aware of health-related frauds, myths, and fads.
Careplans, Chat, Library Links, NurseLibs, and Tip o' the Day.
Includes articles and resources from RN, legal questions and answers, a management help line, earnings survey, drug center - which features the PDR Nurses' Handbook drug database - and ethics. at Beth Israel Medical Center
This Web site is maintained by the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center and includes authoritative information on palliative care and pain medicine.
The Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Nursing & Midwifery
The Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Nursing & Midwifery is an International Research Collaboration based at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Adelaide University with collaborating centres in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. This web site provides nurses and other health care professionals with free access to all of the publicly released Best Practice Information Sheets, Research Protocols, a regularly updated notice board, a research area to post current research information and a links page to other useful nursing web sites.
The Nursing Theory Page
A collaborative international effort devoted to providing information about nursing theories.
Weird Nursing Tales
Unusual nursing stories.
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Organizations, Associations, and Agencies
Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association
American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
American Association for the History of Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Critical Care Nursing
American Association of Diabetes Educators
American Association of Managed Care Nurses
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
American Association of Office Nurses
American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses
American College of Nurse Practitioners
American College of Nurse-Midwives
American Holistic Nurses Association
American Nephrology Nurses Association
American Nurses Association
American Nursing Informatics Association
American Organization of Nurse Executives
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Public Health Association: Public Health Nursing Section
American Radiological Nurses Association
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses
AORN Online: Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Dermatology Nurses Association
Emergency Nurses Association
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
International Nurses Society on Addictions
International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses
International Transplant Nurses Society
Intravenous Nurses Society
National Association for Home Care
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
National Association of Directors of Nursing in Long Term Care
National Association of Neonatal Nurses
National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners
National Association of School Nurses
National Gerontological Nursing Association
National League for Nursing
National Nursing Staff Development Organization
National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculties
North American Nursing Diagnosis Association
Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs
Nursing Informatics Working Group, American Medical Informatics Association
Oncology Nursing Society
Pennsylvania State Nurses Association
Society for Vascular Nursing
Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses
Society of Pediatric Nurses
Society of Trauma Nurses
Society of Urological Nurses and Associates
Visiting Nurse Associations
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Consumer Health Information
AMA Information for Patients
Produced by the American Medical Association, AMA Information for Patients contains information on specific conditions, healthy families, and general health. It also includes a doctor finder and hospital finder.
Healthfinder is a gateway to reliable consumer health and human services information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Healthfinder leads to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
A team of 1200 Mayo physicians, scientists, writers and educators directs Mayo Clinic Health Oasis. It is updated daily and provides information on a wide variety of medical topics. Mayo Clinic Health Oasis contains information on how to treat common and not-so-common illnesses, as well as information on disease prevention.
MEDLINEplus is a health-related Web gateway produced by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. MEDLINEplus is for anyone with a medical question. This gateway provides access to extensive information about specific diseases and conditions and also has links to consumer health information from the National Institutes of Health, dictionaries, lists of hospitals and physicians, health information in Spanish and other languages, and clinical trials. MEDLINEplus contains pages that link to the full-text publications produced by the NIH Institutes, other federal government organizations such as the CDC, and other web sites including associations.
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
Provides high quality full-text health information for consumers that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased. NOAH currently supports English and Spanish.
University of Pennsylvania cancer specilists founded OncoLink in 1994 with a mission to help cancer patients, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information. OncoLink provides comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, cancer treatments and news about research advances. The information is updated daily.
The National Women's Health Information Center
The National Women's Health Information Center is a service of the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. It provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women's health information resources.
WebMD contains information on diseases and conditions, drugs and herbs, self-care, clinical trials, health and wellness, and much more.
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CRISP (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects)
CRISP is a searchable database containing information on federally funded biomedical research projects and programs supported by the Department of Health and Human Services.
FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
This web site contains a wealth of information on prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including drug information for professionals and consumers, new prescription drug approvals, drug safety and side effects, clinical trials information, public health alerts and warning letters, reports and publications, and the latest drug news.
National Guideline Clearinghouse
Sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans, this resource makes available up-to-date evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Pennsylvania Department of Health Statistics
This site contains numerous Pennsylvania health statistics including vital statistics, county health profiles, cancer incidence and mortality, nursing home and hospital directories, county health status indicators, behavioral health risks of Pennsylvania adults, injury deaths and more.
The Merck Manual - Home Edition
This publication is based on The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. It provides information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment in an easy-to-understand format. The Merck Manual - Home Edition is now available in two versions: the original Text Edition and the interactive version, enhanced with photos, animations, videos, pronunciations, illustrations, and a comprehensive search engine.
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
The 17th edition of this classic resource provides general medical information for health professionals.
The Merck Manual of Geriatrics
Provides information of clinical relevance on geriatric care including internal medicine, pharmacology, dermatology, rehabilitation medicine, and psychiatry.
UNOS (United Netword for Organ Sharing)
UNOS is a non-profit organization that oversees the United States Organ Procurement and Transplant Network. This resource contains all types of transplant-related statistics and news.
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Electronic Newsletters and Journals
HealthWeb: Nursing Resources: Journals and Newsletters
Journals that provide full-text articles online free of charge.
Nursing Spectrum
Searchable version of Nursing Spectrum.
Nursing Times
Nursing Times on the net.
NursingCenter Library
Searchable versions of AJN and 20 other journals from January, 1996 on. Includes tables of contents and many abstracts, plus fee-based full text articles.
OJNI: On-line Journal of Nursing Informatics
Contains peer-reviewed, original, high quality, scientific papers, review articles, practice-based articles, and databases related to nursing informatics.
Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
Peer-reviewed publication that "provides a forum for discussion of pertinent issues in nursing".
The Online Journal of Knowledge Synthesis for Nursing
The OJKSN is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the scientific advancement of evidence-based practice (EBP) in health care. OJKSN presents current scientific evidence to inform clinical decisions and ongoing discussions on issues, methods, clinical practice, and teaching strategies for EBP.
Yahoo!: Nursing Journals
Contains links to various nursing journals.
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Teaching and Learning
"Bare Bones" Search Engines Tutorial
"Bare Bones" is an excellent search engines tutorial for the novice searcher. It was written by Ellen Chamberlain, Head Librarian and Professor, Beaufort Library, University of South Carolina. This tutorial offers a simple, step-by-step approach to using search engines.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Continuing Education Activity
Contains continuing education activities that are available for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credit. Includes course details, exam registration, and links to the corresponding MMWR section.
Electronic Reference Formats Recommended by the American Psychological Association
Provides guidelines for applying the APA style to email communications, Web sites, and electronic databases.
Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body
Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings, many in color, from the classic 1918 publication as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn.
The "Virtual" Nursing Center, Martindale's Health Science Guide - 2000
Nursing multimedia education resource center.
Virtual Nursing College
Collection of resources oriented toward education and professional development of nurses.
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