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Keywords

Consumer advocacy, Internet, Computer communication networks

 

Authors

  1. LAMP, JANE M. MS, RNC
  2. HOWARD, PATRICIA A. MS, RNC

Abstract

Shorter hospital stays have had an impact on the traditional role of mother-baby nurses in providing education on parenting to their patients. In recent years, there has been a proliferation of consumer health information available on the Internet related to parenting. Publication of information on the Internet, however, is not monitored and reviewed in the way that traditional print sources are; therefore, there is no guarantee that the information is current, unbiased, or accurate. As more consumers search the World Wide Web for parenting information, nurses need to learn more about this technology so they can assist parents in identifying how to locate information they can trust.