HONcode: Reliable health and medical information on the internet

By Staff Reporters



The HONcode commitment to reliable health and medical information on the internet

The HONcode certification is an ethical standard aimed at offering quality health information. It demonstrates the intent of a website to publish transparent information. The transparency of the website will improve the usefulness and objectivity of the information and the publishment of correct data.

HONcode is the oldest and the most used ethical and trustworthy code for medical and health related information available on the Internet.The HONcode is designed for three target audiences: the general public, the health professionals and the web publisher, actively involving the site owner in the process of certification.

The HON Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization, internationally known for its pioneering work in the field of health information ethics, notably for the establishment of its code of ethical conduct, the HONcode.

CITE: https://www.r2library.com/Resource/Title/082610254

The HONcode: Principles

Principle 1: Authority

Give qualifications of authors

Principle 2: Complementarity

Information to support, not replace

Principle 3: Confidentiality

Respect the privacy of site users

Principle 4: Attribution

Cite the sources and dates of medical information

Principle 5: Justifiability

Justification of claims / balanced and objective claims

Principle 6: Transparency

Accessibility, provide valid contact details

Principle 7: Financial disclosure

Provide details of funding

Principle 8: Advertising

Clearly distinguish advertising from editorial content


VISIT: http://www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org


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