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

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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.

Submit Your Article Today!

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?

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?

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

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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