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Like, Retweet, Repeat: The use of social media in healthcare, illustrated by three stakeholders

EU, March, 2019 - This month, iCAN Leader, Simon Stones, along with colleagues; Wendy Costello, Elena Nikiphorou, George Peat, published an article "Like, Retweet, Repeat: The Use of Social Media in Healthcare Illustrated by Three Stakeholder Perspectives" through the Children's Research Network. From the article:


In its simplest terms, social media is any interactive communication platform that enables people to interact and converse (Stones and Smith, 2018). In the last decade, social media has emerged as a channel for seeking and exchanging information in ways previously unimaginable. However, with a generation of young people who are more likely to seek initial medical advice from the internet, it remains the responsibility of the current generation of patients, carers and healthcare professionals to embrace social media and ensure that accessible, evidence-informed information is readily available (Stones and Smith, 2018).

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