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Social Media Channels in Health Care Research and Rising Ethical Issues

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, November 2017
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Title
Social Media Channels in Health Care Research and Rising Ethical Issues
Published in
AMA Journal of Ethics, November 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.11.peer1-1711
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Abstract

Social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn have been used as tools in health care research, opening new horizons for research on health-related topics (e.g., the use of mobile social networking in weight loss programs). While there have been efforts to develop ethical guidelines for internet-related research, researchers still face unresolved ethical challenges. This article investigates some of the risks inherent in social media research and discusses how researchers should handle challenges related to confidentiality, privacy, and consent when social media tools are used in health-related research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 20 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 15%
Student > Bachelor 3 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 10%
Unspecified 2 10%
Other 6 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 35%
Social Sciences 5 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 10%
Computer Science 2 10%
Psychology 1 5%
Other 3 15%