Website Credibility Essay

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Evaluating a Website for Credibility Evaluating a Website for Credibility I was very interested in choosing a website for credibility as part of my work involves offering available resources to our patients and their families who suffer from chronic illnesses. One Chronic illness in particular is Diabetes. I chose to evaluate the credibility of Delaware Health and Social Services website as I know that this site offers multiple resources for our community, such as free vaccines for children, food banks and mental health services to name a few. The purpose of this website is to “To improve the quality of life for Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations”…show more content…
However, some sites contain information that is not valid, lack quality and there dangerous website to explore (Roberts, 2010). To help me determine the credibility this website, Chamberlin 2015 suggest that students should explore authority, information, objectivity, ease of navigation, and privacy and security policies. Chamberlin, 2015 in weeks two lesson shares “Remember that anyone can produce a website. Just because something is published on the Internet does not mean that it is accurate. The astute scholar must evaluate the content for…show more content…
This website presented up to date factual information without bias or opinion for its viewer and it was built by Government Information Center. DHSS website was easy for me to navigate through- out the entire website. I was vastly at ease to use the search engine on this website as I knew I would not be directed to any dangerous websites. DHSS website can be easily accessed by any healthcare professionals and feel secure that the information retrieved from this website is accurate and complete. References Chamberlain College of Nursing. Foundational Concepts & Apps. (2015). Lesson week 2: Principals of scholarly communication. Delaware Health and Social Services. (2013, October 13). Delaware Health and Social Services. Retrieved November 12, 2015 from Roberts, L. (2010). Health information and the internet: The 5 Cs website evaluation tool. British Journal of Nursing, (suppl), 322-325 4p. Zhang, S., Duke, N. K., Jiménez, L. M., & Jiménez, L. M. (2011The WWWDOT Approach to Improving Students' Critical Evaluation of Websites. Reading Teacher, 65(2), 150-158. doi:10.1002/TRTR.01016. Retrieved from

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