A medical review policy for The Pregnancy Nurse® is crucial to ensure the accuracy, reliability, and safety of the information provided to your users. Here is a template for a medical review policy that you can customize to suit the specific needs and goals of your website:
The purpose of this Medical Review Policy is to establish guidelines and procedures for the review and publication of medical content on The Pregnancy Nurse. Our primary goal is to provide reliable and evidence-based information to support and educate expectant mothers and families during pregnancy.
2. Editorial Standards
All medical content published on The Pregnancy Nurse must adhere to the following editorial standards:
a. Accuracy: Information must be accurate, up-to-date as of publication, and based on current medical research and guidelines.
b. Credibility: Content should be sourced from reputable medical institutions, healthcare professionals, or peer-reviewed medical journals, as well as Hilary’s wealth of information at the bedside as a registered nurse in labor and delivery.
c. Clarity: Information should be presented in a clear, understandable, and user-friendly manner, avoiding jargon whenever possible.
d. Objectivity: Content must be unbiased and not influenced by commercial interests or sponsors.
3. Content Review Process
Our content review process involves the following steps:
a. Content Creation: Content is developed by Hilary Erickson, BSN-RN — all material on the site is created by her unless otherwise specified. Hilary may use AI to help flesh-out an article, but all content has been reviewed and edited by her.
b. Medical Review: Hilary then takes any questionable content and researches it through vetted sources including peer-reviewed research as well as other experts in the field.
c. Peer Review (Optional): In cases where original research or medical studies are cited, we may seek peer review by qualified experts in the field.
d. Approval: Content is approved for publication only after passing through all review stages and addressing any suggested revisions.
4. Updating Content
Medical information is subject to change, and we are committed to keeping our content current. We have established a schedule for regular content reviews and updates to ensure accuracy.
We are committed to transparency regarding our content review process. If anything has been sent to the publisher it will be clearly stated in the article.
6. User Feedback
We encourage user feedback regarding the accuracy and quality of our content. Users can report inaccuracies, provide suggestions, or seek clarifications through the comment system or our contact us page.
While we strive to provide accurate and reliable medical information, our content is for informational purposes only and should not substitute for professional medical advice. Users are encouraged to consult with healthcare providers for personalized guidance on their pregnancy journey.
We are committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations related to medical content, data privacy, and user rights.
9. Contact Information
For inquiries or concerns related to our Medical Review Policy, please use our contact us page.
This Medical Review Policy is subject to periodic review and updates as needed to maintain the highest standards of medical accuracy and user trust.
Date of Last Revision: 9/20/23