applied for membership of the Health On
the Net Foundation, and we have rewritten our principles to conform with their
standards and style. The site was granted membership on 12 February 2002,
so this page is intended to make our principles visible and unambiguous for visitors.
Links are provided to other parts of the site as appropriate.
section headings and bold text are taken
directly from the HonCode
- Transparency of authorship
- Honesty in advertising &
medical or health advice provided and hosted on this site will only be given by
medically trained and qualified professionals unless a clear statement is made
that a piece of advice offered is from a non-medically qualified individual or
Nurse Note: This site, as a matter of policy, does not offer medical or health
advice. However, we recognize that opinions offered from time to time may be construed
as advice, so any opinions on health and medical matters will be described as
if they were advice; with professional status - or lack of - made clear.
information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship
that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician."
Nurse Note: Nothing on this site is intended to replace or undermine relationships
between patient and professional; our aim is rather to help and inform nurses,
which will support and strengthen professional relationships.
of data relating to individual patients and visitors
to a medical/health
Web site, including their identity, is respected
by this Web site. The Web
site owners undertake to honour or exceed the legal requirements of medical/health
information privacy that
apply in the country and state where the Web site
and mirror sites
RealNurse will not pass on email addresses or any other information to any third
party. While correspondence is kept in secure files, email addresses or any personal
information submitted to us is not used in any way. This assurance is in addition
to your legal rights. See the full privay policy here.
appropriate, information contained on this site will be supported by clear references
to source data and, where possible, have specific HTML links to that data. The
date when a clinical page was last modified will be clearly displayed (e.g. at
the bottom of the page). "
Nurse Note: Our policy is to always supply a working World Wide Web link to
support all data; failing that, links to printed matter, where available, will
be used. Revision dates are displayed on all content pages
claims relating to the benefits/performance of a specific treatment, commercial
product or service will be supported by appropriate, balanced evidence in the
manner outlined above in Principle 4."
Nurse Note: No unsupported claims will appear.
Transparency of authorship
designers of this Web site will seek to provide information in the clearest possible
manner and provide contact addresses for visitors that seek further information
or support. The Webmaster will display his/her E-mail address clearly throughout
the Web site."
Nurse Note: contact details appear on each page.
Transparency of sponsorship
for this Web site will be clearly identified, including the identities of commercial
and non-commercial organisations that have contributed funding, services or material
for the site. "
Nurse Note:details can be found at related pages, below.
Honesty in advertising & editorial policy
advertising is a source of funding it will be clearly stated. A brief description
of the advertising policy adopted by the Web site owners will be displayed on
the site. Advertising and other promotional material will be presented to viewers
in a manner and context that facilitates differentiation between it and the original
material created by the institution operating the site."
Advertisers have no say or influence on the content of the site; similarly we have no control over the content of advertisements (though in the even of a legitimate complaint, we would bar any problem advertisers). These rules are toavoid any real or perceived or possible conflict of interest.
For example: Our website hosts
Google sponsored ads and links. We do not control Google ads content
and our editorial content is free of any commercial influence.
Nurse Note: all advertisements are clearly marked, and the Advertising Policy
is on a related page:
is a source of funding, (see our Advertising Policy).
In addition, all advertising banners are clearly indicated.
more information on RealNurse Policies, please see About