WK 3 DBR 1
Read and go to the sites posted by other students and explore the Internet. In your response to other students explain how you were able to make use of this information and/or explore the professionalism of the site.
STUDENT POST: When it comes to exploring or researching anything health-related, I begin with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, otherwise known as the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/. I like it because I can see up-to-date facts, and I can trust that the information I am seeing is reliable. I was a personal care assistant for a few years, and the CDC site helped me better understand some of my client’s diagnoses as well as gave me information so I can better understand what is needed of me to be the best help I can be. The Prepare Your Health section of the site is made to help us create checklists, to be knowledgeable and prepared. Those are some crucial things that many of us do not think about until we are in the midst of emergencies, but the ability to have some of that knowledge beforehand can help save time and perhaps in some cases, lives. This site provides has a section listed Health Topics A-Z, “Find diseases and conditions; healthy living; workplace safety; environmental health; injury, violence and safety, global health and more” (CDC, 2022). Clicking on an illness, for example, autism, you will get information on what it is, how it is diagnosed, treatments, articles, and stats (CDC, 2022). It lists anything health-related that you may be interested in finding in-depth information on. It provides a search option that will connect you to articles and writings about what you searched. I typed EBD in the search bar because I work with students with emotional behavior disorders, or EBD, and I got valuable information that is useful for me at work. I have, and perhaps many of you have also used the CDC site in some of your research for psychology classes; I have found the information immeasurable. You can also add your email for updates, which can be very useful as well. If you are looking for information on anything health-related, you are sure to find reliable facts on the CDC site.