Guide to the WWW:
and Grading Rubric
The purpose of this
assignment is to demonstrate the skills of the professional nurse as a teacher
and educator. You are to prepare a guide that will serve as a handout to assist
a specific patient that you identify. Your guide or handout should help this
patient find and evaluate reliable and accurate information on the Internet
(websites) related to his or her disease process or diagnosis.
You will develop the guide
using Microsoft PowerPoint. PowerPoint is a versatile application that lets you
design slideshows and handouts. For this assignment, you will be using PowerPoint
to create a guide or handout that you may print and give to patients and
families. You will be submitting this PowerPoint file to the Dropbox.
This assignment enables
the student to meet the following Course Outcome.
CO #8: Discuss the value
of best evidence as a driving force to institute change in delivery of nursing
care. (PO #8)
This assignment is worth a total of
The Patient Guide to the
WWW PowerPoint assignment is due at the end of Week 2. Submit your completed
assignment to the Patient Guide to the WWW basket in the Dropbox by Sunday; 11:59
p.m. mountain time. You may consult the Policies, under the Course Home tab,
for details regarding late assignments. Late assignments will result in loss of
points. Post questions about this assignment in the weekly Q & A Forum.
Use Microsoft PowerPoint to create four slides, which will be the
basis of the guide or handout. You are encouraged to cite your source(s) as it
relates to your criteria slide. Other citations are permitted, but this is not
a requirement for the assignment.
Scenario Slide: This slide should include your name. Next, outline a brief
scenario, then identify a patient who is seeking information about a specific
disease process or diagnosis. Be sure to include the nurse’s assessment of
learning needs and the patient or family member’s readiness to learn. Be
Scenario for Mr. Jones
Jane Doe (your name
Mr. Jones is a 54-year-old
male recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
His wife has accompanied
him to the oncologist’s office.
Both have a high school
Mr. Jones has no
interest in his diagnosis; his father died at an early age from pancreatic
cancer, and he thinks nothing can be done.
Mrs. Jones is greatly
interested in any treatment; she has been searching on the Internet for alternative
Mrs. Jones has asked the
nurse for help on how to determine whether a website is credible.
Criteria Slide: This slide should address at least four criteria used to evaluate
websites. View Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the
National Library of Medicine at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/webeval/webeval_start.html, your text, and other references. The task is to explain how to
determine the credibility of websites and teach it to the patient and/or caregiver
described in the Scenario Slide. Concentrate on evaluation of information, not
how to search. Assume that the patient or caregiver has basic Internet searching
skills, a computer in the home, and can enter words in the query box in a
search engine, such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, and so forth. The idea is to teach
your patients how to evaluate websites (suspect and credible) as they relate to
a specific disease process or diagnosis.
The format of the criteria should be logical and easy to read, for
example, a table, checklist, or Q & A. Be creative! Language should be
appropriate for the educational level of the audience, in other words, the
patient and/or caregiver as described in the Scenario Slide. Note: This is the
only slide that requires a citation.
Suspect Site Slide: This slide should give the name and description of a suspect website.
The suspect website must be related to the disease or diagnosis identified in
the scenario. However, the site does not meet the criteria for a credible site,
for example, gives inaccurate information, and so forth. You must provide a
working link to the site. Wikipedia is not acceptable! Explain why the site is
suspect based on the criteria you outlined in the Criteria Slide.
Credible Site Slide: This slide should give the name and description of a credible website
that you would recommend to the patient and/or caregiver/family member. The website
must be appropriate for the general public and address the disease process or
diagnosis identified in the Scenario Slide. Avoid sites that are aimed at
healthcare professionals. Explain why the site is credible based on criteria that
you outlined in the Criteria Slide.
If you need assistance using PowerPoint, search tutorials about
how to use PowerPoint on the Microsoft Office site.
The following are the
scholarly writing requirements for this assignment.
name appears on the Scenario Slide.
slides should be submitted. Points will be deducted for additional slides.
The four slides pertain to the
for selection of credible sites;
links for the suspect and credible sites are working and formatted correctly.
and sentence structure are correct with no spelling or grammatical errors.
colored slides, and interesting backgrounds are welcome; however, they are not
part of the criteria for this assignment and are not considered for grading