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ESSAY PLAN   for TMA - Health and the Computer

Intro - concentrating on local level and effect on patient
           confidentiality issues
           can't cover technical advances but mention some if room

Professional - information:     storage    esp records - confidentiality implications
                                           access     aid to diagnosis - mention legal implications, mention                                                      possible preoccupation as a disadvantage
                                           sharing  - network - saves time
                                           routine bits
                                           

Patient          huge access to info - good & bad - empowering - becomes partner
                    portals & search engines-EH & TS anecdotes if room               
                    take care to evaluate  info - mention Quackwatch
                    self help groups - Nottingham
                    NHS Direct - retina anecdotal evidence

Summary       computer manages information - effect can be good and bad but access is                                       increased anyway

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