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Course # 61052 • Health 2.0: Implications for Care

Overview

This course will provide an overview of Web 2.0 and how it is used in the health, social work, and mental health fields, referred to as Health 2.0. It will also explore how Health 2.0 affects access to health information and ultimately clients' healthcare decisions. Internet health information seeking patterns and practitioners' and clients' perceptions of the Internet as a source of health information will also be discussed. Due to ease of accessing health information on the Internet, practitioners will need to be knowledgeable in assisting their clients to critically evaluate such information.

Education Category: Management

Release Date: 04/01/2018

Expiration Date: 03/31/2021

Audience

This introductory course is designed for psychologists who may utilize Web 2.0 technology in their practices or in patient care.

Accreditations/Approvals

NetCE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NetCE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designations of Credit

NetCE designates this continuing education activity for 3 credit(s).

Course Objective

Web 2.0 has promoted the collaboration, interaction, and sharing of information and continues to revolutionize the mental health industry. The forces of technology change will inevitably impact how practitioners provide care and interact with clients. The purpose of this course is to provide psychologists with the information necessary to address the use of Internet technologies in their practices and in their client populations.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss general Internet usage patterns and the prevalence of individuals seeking health information online.
  2. Define Web 2.0, Health 2.0, and various Internet technologies with applications in health care.
  3. Evaluate the merits and limitations of Health 2.0.
  4. Explain how practitioners can assist patients/clients in evaluating the validity and reliability of online health information, including implications of health literacy.

Faculty

Alice Yick Flanagan, PhD, MSW, received her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University, School of Social Work. She has clinical experience in mental health in correctional settings, psychiatric hospitals, and community health centers. In 1997, she received her PhD from UCLA, School of Public Policy and Social Research. Dr. Yick Flanagan completed a year-long post-doctoral fellowship at Hunter College, School of Social Work in 1999. In that year she taught the course Research Methods and Violence Against Women to Masters degree students, as well as conducting qualitative research studies on death and dying in Chinese American families.

Previously acting as a faculty member at Capella University and Northcentral University, Dr. Yick Flanagan is currently a contributing faculty member at Walden University, School of Social Work, and a dissertation chair at Grand Canyon University, College of Doctoral Studies, working with Industrial Organizational Psychology doctoral students. She also serves as a consultant/subject matter expert for the New York City Board of Education and publishing companies for online curriculum development, developing practice MCAT questions in the area of psychology and sociology. Her research focus is on the area of culture and mental health in ethnic minority communities.

Faculty Disclosure

Contributing faculty, Alice Yick Flanagan, PhD, MSW, has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

Division Planner

James Trent, PhD

Division Planner Disclosure

The division planner has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

About the Sponsor

The purpose of NetCE is to provide challenging curricula to assist healthcare professionals to raise their levels of expertise while fulfilling their continuing education requirements, thereby improving the quality of healthcare.

Our contributing faculty members have taken care to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and compatible with the standards generally accepted at the time of publication. The publisher disclaims any liability, loss or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents. Participants are cautioned about the potential risk of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into practice.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of NetCE not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Technical Requirements

Supported browsers for Windows include Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 and up, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and up, Opera 9.0 and up, and Google Chrome. Supported browsers for Macintosh include Safari, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and up, Opera 9.0 and up, and Google Chrome. Other operating systems and browsers that include complete implementations of ECMAScript edition 3 and CSS 2.0 may work, but are not supported. Supported browsers must utilize the TLS encryption protocol v1.1 or v1.2 in order to connect to pages that require a secured HTTPS connection. TLS v1.0 is not supported.

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