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Nurses and the Web

These are the slides for Christine Gorman's talk to the American Journal of Nursing conference in Chicago on Oct. 6, 2009. The title of the talk is "Nurses and the Web: Staking out your territory as an expert in health care." I will also post the text at

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Nurses and the Web

  1. 1. Nurses and the Web: Staking Out Your Territory as an Expert in Health Care Christine Gorman American Journal of Nursing Conference Oct. 6, 2009 Chicago
  2. 2. WEB SITES <ul><li>Christine on the web: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s talk available at </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. TRUE VALUE
  5. 5. INFLUENCES <ul><li>Yochai Benkler – Harvard </li></ul><ul><li>Mindy McAdams – University of Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Persephone Miel – Internews </li></ul><ul><li>Clay Shirky – NYU </li></ul><ul><li>Matt Thompson – University of Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Wesch – Kansas State University </li></ul><ul><li>Ethan Zuckerman – Harvard </li></ul>
  6. 6. Literary Heroes Mark Twain Upton Sinclair
  8. 8. ADVERTISING INEFFECIENCY Paid For A Lot of Great Journalism Iraqi Vets Walter Reed Hospital Melamine contamination Secret CIA Prisons Hurricane Katrina Pension Abuses Housing Discrimination
  9. 9. Map of the Internet Patent(s) pendings & Copyright ©Lumeta Corporation 2007. All Rights Reserved. Used by permission
  10. 10. Source: Wikimedia (cc)
  11. 11. Source: Milad Avazbeigi/Wikimedia (cc)
  12. 12. Created with
  13. 13. Familiar Lamentations Nursing community is fragmented Lots of responsibility but little power Nurses are not utilized to their maximum potential General public does not understand what nurses do
  14. 16. BASICS How will this help me? Are my friends or heroes here, too? Is it easy? Is it fun?
  15. 17. ORGANIZING PEOPLE Groups are easy to join and to leave Collaboration still takes time and energy Who do you know? Diversity diminishes groupthink Watch out for spammers, viruses, porn, hateniks
  16. 18. ORGANIZING INFORMATION Context Crowd-sourcing Structured data Visualizing patterns
  17. 19. True Value
  18. 20. SHARE WHAT YOU LEARN <ul><li>Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Doubts </li></ul><ul><li>Discoveries </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>How-to </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s Who </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Opinions </li></ul>
  19. 21. Thank You Christine Gorman Email: cgormanhealth[AT] Twitter: cgorman