Has the Media Killed Common Sense When it Comes to Making Healthcare Decisions? | Article Contest

It's hard to believe that August is here and we're halfway through 2022. It's time for another allnurses Article Contest, a time when you can share your thoughts about the Media's role in the mass confusion we've had regarding making healthcare decisions. We want to hear from you. Nurses Announcements Article Contest

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Has the Media Killed Common Sense When it Comes to Making Healthcare Decisions? | Article Contest

Article Contest: $1000.00 in Total Prizes!  5 Winners

Each winner will receive $200.00 in prizes

  1. A Walmart Gift Card ($100)
  2. A restaurant gift card with 6 restaurants listed ($100.00)

There have been so many changes in the state of health and healthcare around the world.  We, as nurses and the general public, have had to struggle with COVID, Monkeypox, and changes in legislation that greatly affects healthcare.  We have had to make many health decisions. Thanks to the abundance of health information found on and through the media, we have been bombarded with health information, accurate and inaccurate. The arrival of the internet and “Dr. Google” has been a help as well as a source of increasing confusion.  Have you been confused?

$1000 in Prizes! $200 Each for Top 5 Articles

Article Topics

For this contest, we want you to focus on how you make health-related decisions.  What sources do you use?  Who do you trust? Do you listen to the media, health experts, politicians, friends and family?? 

Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

  • How does the media influence your health decisions?
  • How does social media influence healthcare?
  • Why is media important in health and social care?
  • What is an example of media influencing health?
  • How much are people's decisions influenced by the media?
  • What are your trusted healthcare sources?
  • What are the biggest sources of misinformation?
  • How has misinformation been harmful?
  • How can we as nurses help our patients, family, and friends detect misinformation vs the truth?
  • Pros and cons of the abundance of online health information
  • How is Social Media driving current healthcare decisions?
  • Benefits of social media in healthcare
  • Healthcare and politics
  • How digital media can be used by health care professionals?

Contest Rules of Submission

  • Article tone and content must comply with our contest rules and Terms of Service. No solicitation.
  • Articles must have a minimum of 700 words.
  • Articles must be submitted between August 3rd and November 30th, 2022.
  • No plagiarism - your article must be written in your own words and cannot be posted on other websites, blogs, etc. prior to posting on allnurses.
  • No solicitation.
  • Articles must be unique and should not be listed on other websites, blogs, article sites etc. prior to posting on allnurses. Once your articles have been published on allnurses.com, you are welcome and encouraged to share them on your other sites and social channels.
  • If you have created your article in a document, you must post all content from that document in the text box as outlined below. DO NOT POST THE DOCUMENT LINK ONLY. Your article submission will not be accepted if we only receive a PDF link.
  • You may submit multiple articles.
  • You grant permission to allnurses.com rights to publish in magazines, books, etc. You will be notified and credited if published.
  • Keep personal formatting choices such as font choice and size to a minimum - use only for headings. 
  • Check grammar, punctuation, and spelling before clicking SUBMIT.
  • Articles will be reviewed and approved by the Editorial Staff for consideration before displaying publicly.
  • Upon closure of the contest, all articles will be reviewed and the top 5 selected by the Editorial Team.  Winners will be listed in this announcement.
The deadline to submit articles for the contest is November 30th at 11:59 PM ET.

Who Can Enter?

This contest is open to nurses, health professionals, and nursing students.  Although you don’t have to be an experienced writer, you do need to be a registered allnurses member.  As long as you are a nurse or nursing student with any experience at all, you have something to share.  We want to hear from you.

How to Submit Your Article

STEP 1  Go to the General Nursing Forum and click the green 'ADD NEW TOPIC' button.

STEP 2  Click, "Article?" dropdown menu. Click "Yes I'm Submitting An Article".

STEP 3  Enter the article Title. A great title helps the reader understand what the content will be about. The title should be clear and short. 

STEP 4  Enter a Summary (What is the article about?)

STEP 5  Enter a Headline. The headline should support the title.

STEP 6  Enter article content in the Editor. Do not submit the article as a PDF file. 

STEP 7  Include a list of references with links

STEP 8  Enter (optional) Author Bio

STEP 9  Submit Article. Check grammar, punctuation, and spelling before clicking SUBMIT.

Don't Wait

Get your article submitted now. The sooner you submit your article, the sooner others will read and will be inspired by your article, and the more views and likes you will receive. Who knows...You could be one of the 5 lucky prize winners.

You may submit images along with article but not required. We will add our own custom article image.

Article will be reviewed by the Editorial Staff. If the Editors have questions, they will contact you for additional information.

If you have questions about Article submissions, please contact the Admin Help Desk.

Contest Winners will be selected by the Editorial Staff. 

Good luck to everyone!

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UPDATE... Scroll down to see the list of the 6 lucky winners.
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tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN

83 Articles; 5,923 Posts

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

We are getting several articles. We would love to read your ideas regarding the effect that the media has had on making healthcare decisions, especially during the COVID pandemic. Don't wait too long. 

Lola Ravid, BSN, RN

1 Article; 7 Posts

Specializes in Pediatrics, Research and Freelance Writing.

This opportunity is exciting! I just submitted my article. I hope it is of service to the nursing community. #Healthcare #policy #educators #nurses #initatives 

Lola Ravid, BSN, RN

1 Article; 7 Posts

Specializes in Pediatrics, Research and Freelance Writing.

Hello, 

What is the average turnaround time for publishing if the admin approves the article? I am asking out of curiosity. 

I am looking forward to your feedback. 

Thank you, 

Lola Ravid 

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tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN

83 Articles; 5,923 Posts

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

Hello, Lola.  Thank you for your article submission.  Generally, articles are reviewed and published in the order received.  We are happy to say we have had so many article submissions recently. Your article is scheduled for publication on Monday, September 19th.

We hope to see more articles from you. 

Lola Ravid, BSN, RN

1 Article; 7 Posts

Specializes in Pediatrics, Research and Freelance Writing.

Wonderful ! 

Thank you for the quick response. I hope to make more written contributions for AllNurses. 

I can’t wait for the publication to be accessible for all to see. 

Lesline Pittman, BSN

1 Article; 2 Posts

Specializes in NICU/Mental Health/Yoga.

I just submitted my article and its my first!!

KaleenaIrene, MSN, RN

2 Articles; 12 Posts

Specializes in Emergency Nursing, Nurse leader.

Thank you for this opportunity, love the topics and just submitted my article! 

KaleenaIrene, MSN, RN

2 Articles; 12 Posts

Specializes in Emergency Nursing, Nurse leader.

Is there an average turnaround time for article clearance (until it appears for users to read)? Thank you! 

KaleenaIrene, MSN, RN

2 Articles; 12 Posts

Specializes in Emergency Nursing, Nurse leader.

Is there going to be vote for the contest?

KathyDay

3 Articles; 89 Posts

Specializes in Patient Safety Advocate; HAI Prevention.

I have been wondering the same thing??

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tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN

83 Articles; 5,923 Posts

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

Congratulations To All The Winners

We received so many diverse, creative, and awesome articles sharing ideas and comments about the good and bad effects that the media has on healthcare decisions. Thanks to all of you who shared your articles with us. The task of selecting just five winners from the 28 article entries was very difficult... so difficult that we selected 6 winners!  

Each winner will receive prizes worth $200. If you have not already done so, I hope you will read all of the contest articles that were submitted (they are listed below in this thread).  You will see why it was so difficult to choose the winners.

We hope that many of you will submit articles for future contests.  You don’t have to wait for another contest.  We are always happy to receive articles.

And The 6 Winners Are (in no particular order):

Social Media’s Impact on Health Information: What Can Nurses Do?  by: Tonya Lynn RN

Back to Basics: Using Foundational Nursing Principles To Save Our Population from Drowning in the Sea of Media (mis)Information  by: Armesse Cheney

Using the Power of Statistics to Help Patients Detect Misinformation in the Media  by: P. Lacee Koerner

Media Killed the Common Sense Bar by: nikkulele77

Obesity in the Digital Age: Let’s “Scale” Back the Misinformation by: Tana Bao

Making Healthcare Decisions in an age of over Information – An ICU RN’s Perspective  by: Erin Lee

Other Article Submissions

I'm Doing My Own Research by KathyDay

Social Media; a Danger to Public Health by SarahBissRN 

Health Misinformation: The Online Pandemic of Information that Can Kill by Anne Grello

When Referencing Dr. Google Can Be Harmful by Krystle Maynard

Social Media Healthcare Support Groups by Selandy Girard

Healthcare Misinformation...Old as Time....Navigating Today's Platform  by Carla V. 

Pros and Cons of the Abundance of Online Health Information: When Knowing Too Much is Just Too Much by Grande_latte04

Healthcare in a TikTok World by Carla V. 

A Voice of Reason by jaelpn

Making Healthcare Decisions In A Media-Driven World by Brooke Schmidt

Is Tiktok the New Dr. Google? by Lesline Pittman

Media Influence on Healthcare: Is It Disingenuous or Dependable? by CMagill

How Digital Media Can Be Used By Health Care Professionals by CBRADRN 

Misinformation and Medicine  by FNP2writer

YouTube Expands "Health Source" Verification to Nursing Professionals  by Nurse VIBE

Supporting Access to Health Information by Combating Social Media Misinformation  by A.D.Pharis

Healthcare Information: Who Can Be Trusted?  by raven_h17

Navigating the Media Maze of Health-Related Information  by Juliefin

The School Nurse may be the Only Source of Healthcare Some Students Have  by  Andrea Wickstrom

Social Media Versus Your Degree by New Mexico Nursie

Advancing With Integration of Digital and Social Media: Nursing Glimpses  by PositiveEnergy

Winners: Watch for a Private Message with instructions on how to retrieve your prize.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!

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