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Title: Does Social Media Usage Alter The Perception Of Privacy And Confidentiality Norms Of Medical Ethics? Impact Of Social Media Usage On Medical Students
Authors: Ekmekci, Perihan Elif
Güner, Müberra Devrim
Er, Alara
Erol, Asya
Keywords: Social Media
Medical Student
Patient-Physician Relationship Introduction
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: William S Hein & Co
Abstract: Social media is becoming more determinative in the patient-physician relationship, with legal or social consequences. The aim is to reveal medical students' perceptions of sharing health data and its effect on the patient-physician relationship. Methodology: An online survey of 15 questions evaluating demographic data, attitude toward using social media, perceptions on sharing personal private health data, and influence of social media on the patient-physician relationship was designed. Results: Females (67.05%) were significantly more comfortable with sharing medical information/images on social media than males. While 43.80% of participants considered real-life patient-physician friendship acceptable, 37.59% thought it was acceptable to be virtual friends with their physicians, and only 27.14% would accept friend requests from their patients. Students thought their physician's social media posts would not affect their trust (48.84%) and respect (49.22%) for their physician, and 47.29% thought physician's posts on social media would make them feel closer to her. Finally, 64.34% thought that learning more about patients via social media posts would not impact their attitude toward these patients. Discussion: Evaluating the medical students' perceptions of the issue will shape the structure of their medical education proactively and shed a light to their professional lives mainly with an ethical perspective.
ISSN: 0723-1393
Appears in Collections:Dahili Tıp Bilimleri Bölümü / Department of Internal Medical Sciences
Temel Tıp Bilimleri Bölümü / Department of Basic Medical Sciences
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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