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Facebook friend request from a patient?

Devi S. The Lancet, 377(9772)

Widespread use of new technologies such as social networking sites are creating ethical problems for physicians that some doctors’ organisations are beginning to address. Sharmila Devi reports.
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2 April 2011 | No Comments »
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Case Study: An Ethics Case Study of HIV Prevention Research on Facebook: The Just/Us Study

Bull SS et al, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 2011

OBJECTIVE:
To consider issues related to research with youth on social networking sites online.

METHODS:
Description of the data collection process from 1,588 participants in a randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of HIV prevention education delivered on Facebook. Using respondent-driven sampling, staff-recruited participants are encouraged to recruit up to three friends to enroll in the study.
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10 February 2011 | No Comments »
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Seeking Support on Facebook: A Content Analysis of Breast Cancer Groups

Bender JL et al, J Med Internet Res, 13(1)

Background:
Social network sites have been growing in popularity across broad segments of Internet users, and are a convenient means to exchange information and support. Research on their use for health-related purposes is limited.

Objective:
This study aimed to characterize the purpose, use, and creators of Facebook groups related to breast cancer.
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7 February 2011 | No Comments »
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Protected health information on social networking sites: ethical and legal considerations

Thompson LA et al, J Med Internet Res, 13(1)

Background:
Social networking site use is increasingly common among emerging medical professionals, with medical schools even reporting disciplinary student expulsion. Medical professionals who use social networking sites have unique responsibilities since their postings could violate patient privacy. However, it is unknown whether students and residents portray protected health information and under what circumstances or contexts.
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23 January 2011 | No Comments »
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Facebook activity of residents and fellows and its impact on the doctor-patient relationship

Moubarak G et al, Journal of Medical Ethics, 37(2)

Aim
Facebook is an increasingly popular online social networking site. The purpose of this study was to describe the Facebook activity of residents and fellows and their opinions regarding the impact of Facebook on the doctor-patient relationship.

Methods
An anonymous questionnaire was emailed to 405 residents and fellows at the Rouen University Hospital, France, in October 2009.
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17 December 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Online Social Networking by Patients with Diabetes: A Qualitative Evaluation of Communication with Facebook

Greene JA et al, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 26(3)

BACKGROUND:
Several disease-specific information exchanges now exist on Facebook and other online social networking sites. These new sources of knowledge, support, and engagement have become important for patients living with chronic disease, yet the quality and content of the information provided in these digital arenas are poorly understood.
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7 December 2010 | No Comments »
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Facebook and the professional behaviours of undergraduate medical students

Garner J, O’Sullivan H. The Clinical Teacher, 7(2)

Background: 
The rapid growth and accessibility of social networking websites has fundamentally changed the way people manage information about their personal and professional lives. In particular, it has been suggested that interaction in virtual communities erodes elements of responsibility, accountability and social trust that build traditionally meaningful communities. The purpose of this study was to investigate how undergraduate medical students use the social network website Facebook, and to identify any unprofessional behaviour displayed online.
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10 September 2010 | No Comments »
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The potential of Twitter for early warning and outbreak detection

Kostkova P et al, ECCMID, 2010

Aims and objectives:
The use of user-generated content in Web 2.0 tools for predicting outbreaks has been seen as a great potential, however, the recent swine flu outbreak in April-May 2009 truly demonstrated the potential of these media for early warning systems. Web 2.0 has generated a great interest recently as a possible media for early warning system for outbreak detection and epidemic intelligence (EI). Traditional systems such as GPHIN, Medisys are well established and used by ECDC and WHO on a daily bases, however, there has been recent interest in the ability to estimate flu activity via aggregating online search queries for keywords relating to flu and its symptoms by commercial companies like Google. However, the search data remain proprietary and therefore not useful for research. The increase in user generated content on the web via social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter, however, provides researchers with a highly accessible view into people’s online and offline activity.
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14 April 2010 | No Comments »
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