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Relation soignant-soigné quand les blogs s'en mêlent [Patient-caregiver relationship: when illness blogs step in].
Revue Médicale Suisse
380, 382-380, 384
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
The use of social media as a communication tool is rapidly growing in the community, and more specifically in patients, through illness blogs. This has been true for several years in North America, but is becoming a reality in Europe as well. We report here the first results of studies on the putative psychological benefits and risks of illness blogs for their authors. We also explore the possible impact of blogging on the patient-caregiver relationship. Social media are expected to have a growing influence in certain areas of health care. Physicians should therefore stay informed about them, take advantage of their benefits, and anticipate their risks.
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