The Impact of Web 2.0 on the Doctor-Patient Relationship

  title={The Impact of Web 2.0 on the Doctor-Patient Relationship},
  author={B. Lo and Lindsay Parham},
  journal={The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics},
  pages={17 - 26}
  • B. Lo, Lindsay Parham
  • Published 2010
  • Business, Medicine
  • The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
  • Web 2.0 innovations may enhance informed patient decision-making, but also raise ethical concerns about inaccurate or misleading information, damage to the doctor-patient relationship, privacy and confidentiality, and health disparities. To increase the benefits and decrease the risks of these innovations, we recommend steps to help patients assess the quality of health information on the Internet; promote constructive doctor-patient communication about new information technologies; and set… CONTINUE READING
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