Ethical issues in using social media for health and health care research.

  title={Ethical issues in using social media for health and health care research.},
  author={Rebecca McKee},
  journal={Health policy},
  volume={110 2-3},
The dramatic growth of social media in recent years has not gone unnoticed in the health sector. Media such as Facebook and Twitter are increasingly being used to disseminate information among health professionals and patients but, more recently, are being seen as a source of data for surveillance and research, for example by tracking public concerns or capturing discourses taking place outside traditional media outlets. This raises ethical issues, in particular the extent to which postings are… CONTINUE READING
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