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I am an Australian occupational therapist, educator and researcher. I have worked as an OT in mental health, vocational rehabilitation and a private surgical hospital. I am passionate using online technology to enhance the knowledge and growth of the occupational therapy profession. In my PhD research I am looking at the role of online technologies in information management and knowledge transfer in occupational therapy. Views expressed and stories shared on this blog are my opinion and do not represent views of my employer or professional registration body.

Monday, December 1, 2008

TechnOT: Why OT's need to be online

TechnOT: Why OT's need to be online
This earlier post on "Why OTs need to be online" links with today's post on "Web searches feed health fears" this article claims that we are becoming cyberchondriacs!

If health professionals have a larger presence in the online world would this make this problem better or worse I wonder?

1 comment:

Buckeyebrit said...

It would be interesting to know whether the people who were were worrying about the serious conditions their minor ailments could suggest actually then went to their GP or just worried about it to themselves? It seems to me that much of the health related information available on the internet is focused more on diagnoses than health care services.

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