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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
MIWatch.org
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:MIWatch.org
Web address:http://www.miwatch.org/
Mirror address(es):http://www.mentalillnesswatch.org/http://www.miwatch.net/ http://www.mentalillnesswatch.net/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct797571
Date of initial review: 28 Jun 2010
Validity of certificate09 Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy



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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Advisory Board
URL: http://www.miwatch.org/about.html
MIWatch Executive Editor Phyllis Vine has been teaching and writing about mental illness since her first book, Families in Pain (Pantheon, 1982), discussed coping with the needs of a mentally ill relative.
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For the collaborative platform:

MIWatch is moderated occasionally and posteriorly. Internet users posting comments on this blog should not be considered to be health professionals.
Internets users commenting on MIWatch must behave with respect and honesty at all times.
Moderators Reserve the right to erase, without notification, any comment judged to be inappropriate.
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
MIWatch is a news site of interest to everybody affected by a mental illness or an ongoing psychiatric disorder.

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Audience:
MIWatch is a news site of interest to everybody affected by a mental illness or an ongoing psychiatric disorder.
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Purpose of the website
Miwatch provides the Site to the public for general information purposes only and the Content contained in the Site should not be construed as medical advice and/or opinion on any facts or circumstances.

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For the collaborative platform:

omments posted on MIWatch should be designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
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For the collaborative platform:

We remind you that everyone can read and use your comments. You do not have the possibility to erase your own comments.
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Link to sources provided.
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Lithium's effect was discovered accidentally by an Australian doctor experimenting with guinea pigs.

Read more about the process by whiche Dr. John Cade learned that lithium had a calming effect in the laboratory. To test the properties of lithium, Cade used took it himself before giving it to 10 patients on an experimental basis.
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For the collaborative platform:

Sources to health/medical claims must be provided when relevant.
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posts are automatically dated, legal and about page are dated.
 
Last modified: May 13, 2011
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Posted on: April 20, 2011
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5. Justification of claims
In summary, this book is a thoughtful, well-documented attempt to provide both a theoretical rationale and a set of useful tools for the therapeutic encounter with a still mysterious and troubling illness. Small wonder that in both the United States (Schizophrenia Patient Outcome Research Team, 2009)) and England (National Institute for Clinical Excellence, 2002) CBT is clearly recommended in the treatment in schizophrenia.


Richard Evans, M.D.
Great Barrington, Mass.


Dr. Richard Evans is the Director of Mental Health Services at Volunteers in Medi...
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For the collaborative platform:

Internet users commenting on MIWatch must post information that is true and correct according to their knowledge.
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6. User support and adequation
Email provided.
Contact
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
MIWatch.org is a project of the Incubator Program of the Fund for the City of New York a tax-exempt 501(c)(3). We also gratefully acknowledge the generous assistance of ProBono Partnership, and John Maggiotto Photography.

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8. Advertising policy
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MIWatch maintains complete editorial independence free of influence from advertising, funding, or other donations. Opinions are those of the named author, and identifying information is provided to inform readers about relevant background information such as affiliations, education, or employment.
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All advertising is clearly marked as such.
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For the collaborative platform:

Internet users may not post any commercial/advertising comment.
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