Physicians Encouraged to Follow Social Media Guidelines When Communicating with Mesothelioma Patients

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Physicians Encouraged to Follow Social Media Guidelines When Communicating with Mesothelioma Patients

 

In this day of ubiquitous computing, physicians are encouraged to stay informed, and to keep others informed, by turning to social media to communicate with their patients and colleagues. However, as more mesothelioma patients and their specialists rely on the internet and mobile technology, social media experts are calling on hospitals and physicians to adopt guidelines to manage the information.

Patients diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, an asbestos-caused pulmonary cancer , are often ill-prepared to deal with the onslaught of medical appointments and treatments. Having important information easily accessible, however, can make a big difference in their ability to manage all the critical information. Patients can turn to their iPads and smartphones to access their medical records, schedule appointments with their provider, email their doctor, read up on a clinical trial or access Facebook pages of other mesothelioma patients and advocates offering support.

 

Read more: http://www.mesotheliomahelp.net/blog/2012/08/physicians-encouraged-to-follow-social-media-guidelines-when-communicating-with-mesothelioma-patients#ixzz278wwRPDJ
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Read more: http://www.mesotheliomahelp.net/blog/2012/08/physicians-encouraged-to-follow-social-media-guidelines-when-communicating-with-mesothelioma-patients#ixzz278wrnX6G
Follow us: @_mesothelioma__ on Twitter

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