Mental Health and Social Media

Recently when we held the 3rd Philippine Healthcare Social Media Summit, during the Unconference portion where the participants led

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Self-diagnosis: Valid or Dangerous?

At the recently concluded #hcsmph2017, a question was asked during the Unconference – Is self-diagnosis online valid? The question was raised

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The Controversy of Social Media

This will be a short post since one, it came in late and two, it’s filled with questions specifically spinning off from the recent ADA 2017 conference where as stated in their Photography and Audiovisual Recording Policy the ADA states: “Taking of photos of or …

Correcting health misinformation on social media isn’t easy but not impossible

I’ve seen  dubious health or medical information online in the past but what’s lamentable is that only a few health professionals took

Responsible social media use in the hospital workplace

Being connected in social media with many healthcare professionals working or training in hospitals, I often see from these

When Is Empathy Damaging?

Mental health is everybody’s business without it the definition of health becomes meaningless. As healthcare professionals we are all

Metric Matrix: How should we measure the impact of social media on clinical excellence?

Social media might be a way to improve healthcare. The challenge is to find a metric that will either confirm or dispute this hypothesis

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The Controversy of Social Media

This will be a short post since one, it came in late and two, it’s filled with questions specifically spinning off from the recent ADA 2017 conference where as stated in their Photography and Audiovisual Recording Policy the ADA states: “Taking of photos of or …

Helping out in post-disaster situations

November 2013. After settling in my new job as researcher in a health policy institute, Typhoon Haiyan (locally known

Mental Good: How healthcare professionals balance career and personal lives.

“To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.”- Confucius About a month ago a colleague committed suicide just a day after

Road safety, a continuing major public health concern

1.25 Million deaths every year worldwide…10,379 estimated road traffic fatalities in the Philippines in 2013….What a waste of precious

Correcting health misinformation on social media isn’t easy but not impossible

I’ve seen  dubious health or medical information online in the past but what’s lamentable is that only a few health professionals took