Wikiversity:Medical disclaimer/Difference between advice and training

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Before you start deleting medical material from Wikiversity, or handing out advice, please read this.

Difference between advice and training[edit]

Advice is case-specific. It is not allowed.

Training is not case-specific. It is general. It is allowed.


If someone comes to the Wikiversity help desk and says "I have these symptoms. What should I do?", then if you reply, you are giving advice and opening yourself up to a lawsuit. This is because you are relating your medical knowledge to a specific present case.

If you write a page on Wikiversity about the general characteristics of and treatments for a medical condition, this is general. However you must still be careful that it is not falsely construed as advice.