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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”?

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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When Is Empathy Damaging?

Mental health is everybody’s business without it the definition of health becomes meaningless. As healthcare professionals we are all made and built for taking care of our patients but in this world of empowerment and awareness of self-care, we need to take care of ourselves …

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

Burnout and Stress in Medical Students

Most medical students start medical school armed with passion and idealism to become instruments of healing. This idealism can

The Face of Bipolar

“Maganda ka naman.” (You’re pretty) This is the response I got from an HMO representative. I asked her if she

The Concept of Return of Service

Recognizing the importance of and the challenges with health human resource, Academic Institutions perhaps due to the suggestions and

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When Is Empathy Damaging?

Mental health is everybody’s business without it the definition of health becomes meaningless. As healthcare professionals we are all made and built for taking care of our patients but in this world of empowerment and awareness of self-care, we need to take care of ourselves …

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

Migrant Health: Issues, Challenges and Points of Action

I recently arrived from a week-long training program in Colombia. Along the way, both outbound and inbound, I saw

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

Some issues and problems of the nursing profession

It is the nurses who spend the most time with patients in the hospital. Therefore if good patient care