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 Matthew S. Katz MD; Disease-specific hashtags for online communication about cancer care. 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting publication

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.