Editorial Charter for content published on Carenity
Carenity, as a health care site, has the responsibility to publish impartial, high-quality, scientific and medical content. The purpose of this editorial charter is to explain with transparency how each of these contents are designed, published and updated.
The Editorial Team
The content published on Carenity is written by the Content Manager, Community Managers, pharmacists or Data Scientists who work at Carenity. The members of Carenity's scientific committee can also participate in the creation of articles on illnesses and fact sheets, as well as other healthcare experts. All content is reviewed, edited and validated by the Content Manager as well as by a member of the scientific committee or an expert if necessary. Some content is translated from one Carenity platform to another. The translation and adaptation of this content is then carried out by the Community Managers for each country who are also professional translators. Some articles may have been taken from another media source, in which case this is always clearly indicated, and the latter is always credited. All members of the scientific committee have a presentation sheet specifying their specialization and the various articles on which they have worked. Each member of the Carenity team also has a presentation sheet.
The aim of the Fact Sheets published on Carenity is to provide detailed information on an illness (symptoms, treatments, etc.). They are updated regularly but do not replace a consultation with a medical professional. The information given is general and cannot cover every potential case a reader might encounter.
Testimonials published in Carenity's Health Magazine are conducted on a voluntary basis and are not remunerated. Carenity members can contact their Community Manager to offer a testimonial; and sometimes a member may be directly asked by the Community Manager to tell their story in a testimonial. The member who offers or accepts to be interviewed replies to a questionnaire written by our team, in writing or on video. In the case of a written interview, the member's responses are formatted by our team; the sentences may be modified slightly to make them easier to follow for our readers (correction of misspellings, reorganization of paragraphs…) but we do not to alter the underlying meaning. For a video, a montage may be done to rearrange or shorten certain scenes but, as is the case with written interviews, we in no way modify the original sense of the statement made by the member. We allow the member to cite products or drugs if said information can help other members to manage their illness or that of their loved ones, but we do not to allow a member to clandestinely advertise for any brand in particular in their testimonial. Although the editorial staff at Carenity cannot verify the veracity of all of the comments made by the members, we reserve the right not to publish or delete any content that would be in total contradiction with current scientific consensus. Click here to read all Carenity testimonials. Click here to be interviewed!
We sometimes produce expert videos with the participation of partners. The participating partners are indicated at the foot of each video with the words "With the institutional support of ...". The experts interviewed in these videos (doctors, patients, health professionals such as nurses, physiotherapists or dieticians ...) are given complete freedom of expression and their words are not influenced by the partnership, which simply allows us to allocate a larger budget for the production of these videos. Under no circumstances are sponsors or partners permitted to influence our editorial line for promotional purposes.
Some articles are summaries of Carenity survey results. The results are analysed by a Data Scientist and then formatted by the Content Manager. The figures given come from the impartial analysis of the results, as well as quotes from members taken directly from open-ended survey questions. During these surveys, the anonymity of the respondents is always respected (the data are aggregated which prevents the respondents from being identified), and no identifying data is published.
As a health information site, we make a point of citing the sources we rely on to produce our editorial content. The sources are listed at the end of each piece of content. We most often use information issued by local, European or international health authorities. Publications from research societies or patient associations can also serve as sources.
Our content has a publication and / or update date. This makes it possible to situate information in time, especially when talking about constantly evolving medical and scientific knowledge.
Some articles are written in collaboration with partners, in which case this will always be specified at the end of the article. We carefully select partners that share the same values as Carenity and the same objective of putting the patient at the heart of the health care system. Our team of editors carefully reviews these articles; as no advertising is allowed in our Health Magazine. And these partnerships have no impact on our editorial line. We ensure that no promotion of a product or service is made in this context and we maintain the strictest impartiality. Certain articles may also be written in partnership with patient associations, in which case this is also specified.
Good Practices and Ethics
Carenity strives to follow the principles defined in its ethical charter of good conduct. We also follow the recommendations of our Science and Ethics Committee regarding the content published on the site. In every situation, Carenity strives to respect its mission of transmitting impartial information and to demonstrate ethics in the selection of its content and partners. Have a question, a comment ? Write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Editorial Manager : Michael Chekroun
Last updated: 03/01/2020