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A personal reflection on social media in medicine: I stand, no wiser than before

Overview of attention for article published in International Review of Psychiatry, April 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#32 of 490)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (52nd percentile)

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35 tweeters
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1 Wikipedia page

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Title
A personal reflection on social media in medicine: I stand, no wiser than before
Published in
International Review of Psychiatry, April 2015
DOI 10.3109/09540261.2015.1015503
Pubmed ID
Authors

Weiner, John, John Weiner

Abstract

Social media has enabled information, communication and reach for health professionals. There are clear benefits to patients and consumers when health information is broadcast. But there are unanswered questions on professionalism, education, and the complex mentoring relationship between doctor and student. This personal perspective raises a number of questions: What is online medical professionalism? Can online medical professionalism be taught? Can online medical professionalism be enforced? Is an online presence necessary to achieve the highest level of clinical excellence? Is there evidence that social media is superior to traditional methods of teaching in medical education? Does social media encourage multitasking and impairment of the learning process? Are there downsides to the perfunctory laconic nature of social media? Does social media waste time that is better spent attaining clinical skills?

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 2 5%
United Kingdom 2 5%
United States 2 5%
Canada 2 5%
Denmark 1 2%
Unknown 33 79%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 19%
Other 7 17%
Researcher 4 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 7%
Other 12 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 45%
Social Sciences 10 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 5%
Psychology 2 5%
Other 7 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 January 2018.
All research outputs
#618,312
of 12,106,553 outputs
Outputs from International Review of Psychiatry
#32
of 490 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16,862
of 219,341 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Review of Psychiatry
#8
of 17 outputs
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