Ethical Considerations of using Social Media in Healthcare Research

Ethical Considerations of using Social Media in Healthcare Research

Social media is a potentially rich avenue for healthcare research. It also poses new ethical dilemmas. Health care research in this relatively new public space may require new ethical guidelines to achieve this potentials. Join #HealthXPh chat this Saturday January 21, 2017 9:00 PM Manila time as we discuss these ethical issues in conducting healthcare research on social media

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Should Physicians mind their “Webside Manners”?

Should Physicians mind their “Webside Manners”?

The traditional physician-patient interaction in the clinical setting is governed by a set of attributes, behaviour or communication skills called “bedside manners”. Studies have shown that bedside manners ultimately affect delivery of care. The entry of information technology into actual patient-physician interaction clearly changes too the clinical setting. Perhaps this is an opportune moment for examining how effective a physician’s manners are in the light of information technology or maybe, we need to expand our concept of manners.

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Addressing the diaspora: Return of Service Contract for healthcare workers

Addressing the diaspora: Return of Service Contract for healthcare workers

There is 1 physician per 1, 153 Filipinos according to WHO’s Global Health Observatory  physician density data. In remote areas of the Philippines however,  the ratio is lower at one physician per 33,000 Filipinos. WHO recommends a 1 is to 1,000 (or less) physician to population density. This is just one of the many healthcare concerns we should address if we(…)

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Are patient “proxy measures” helpful in assessing the quality of care rendered by a healthcare professional?

Are patient “proxy measures” helpful in assessing the quality of care rendered by a healthcare professional?

Patient measures health care effectiveness by making comparisons of what physicians do against what they understand, of what they “experience”. In short, patients uses proxy measures- a reasonable default because often, the complexity of medical science baffles even the best of its practitioners.

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How should healthcare professionals respond to a medically related social media posting?

How should healthcare professionals respond to a medically related social media posting?

Negative comments or publicity has always been one of the major reasons why healthcare professionals don’t like social media. Receiving a negative publicity take toll on the HCPs personal and professional life.So the real questions boils down to, how do we (patients/ HCPs) handle a negative social media comment or publicity?

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