Grants:IdeaLab/Revisiting health articles

Revisiting health articles
There is a need to pay special attention to the articles of health conditions that pose danger to the wellbeing of communities, ex: life threatening (medical / dental) conditions, in English and other foreign Wikis. That being said, the editing style in most health pages in English tend to target the specialized / professional readers and not the lay-readers.
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Shaimaa Abdellatif
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created on18:11, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Project idea edit

What Wikimedia project(s) and specific areas will you be evaluating? edit

Is this project measuring a specific space on a project (e.g. deletion discussions), or the project as a whole?
Specific dental and medical articles of conditions that may pose serious dangers on human health.

Describe your idea. How might it be implemented? edit

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It is suggested that recruiting a specialized team could categorize, support and make a clear content to this kind of articles, also, such pages should direct the reader / give examples to the specialized referral institutions that can provide immediate assistance (if applicable). 

Are there experienced Wikimedians who can help implement this project? edit

If applicable, please list groups or usernames of individuals who you can work with on this project, and what kind of work they will do.
Wikipedia Project Dentistry Wikipedia Project Medicine

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed? edit

It should spot on the alarming sign/ symptoms that should get the layreader to seek immediate care , and possible complications if conditions are neglected, in a comprehensible language and possibly illustrations.

How would your measurement idea help your community make better decisions? edit

After you are finished measuring or evaluating your Wikimedia project, how do you expect that information to be used to benefit the project?
It will reflect on healthcare decisions taken whether by patients or medical personnel and will promote awareness in different communities.

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need? edit

Do you need people with specific skills to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? If you can’t implement this project, can you scale down your project so it is doable?
The idea is plausible, only with the team work of wiki doctors , dentists and students who have experience with patients.

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About the idea creator edit

I'm a dentist, I've been an editor in the Wikipedia collaboration dental project since 2017 , I edit in English, Arabic and French wiki.

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