Additional negative aspects that Messina (2017) discussed in her article about social media services relating to a patient’s healthcare delivery is that you could be communicating with an imposter, the absence of face to face interaction gives users a false sense of anonymity,
the internet makes it easy for people to misrepresent themselves, you can’t believe everything you read, and computer viruses can steal your identity (Messina, 2017).My second article is Health Care Research and Rising Ethical Issues by Azer (2017). Azer’s (2017) main points in this article about the negative relationship between patient care andsocial media services is that all information communicated through social media should be considered public and the distinction between public and private online spaces can be distorted. Privacy and confidentiality are again addressed. He views social media connections exposure depends on privacy settings and users may not be aware of who can view their profiles.Consent is another point that Azer (2017) discusses in his article. He states that if a patient joins a Facebook group, it then gives permission to the entire group to access one’s own information. Therefore, when a new person joins, they become able to access information available from all the others in the group. Despite positive impacts of social media, it should require the same level of informed consent and confidentiality especially if it is regarding patient’s healthcare (Azer, 2017).Social media services in healthcare are most likely going to increase. I think it is critical to develop policies and guidelines for protecting user’s privacy and confidentiality.ReferencesMessina, Barbara Ann. May 15, 2017. One Billion People in the Elevator: The Ethical Challenges of Social Media and Health Care. Vol. 2 No 3:29.Azer, Samy. November 2017. Social Media Channels in Health Care Research and Rising EthicsIssues. AMA Journal of Ethics. P 1061-1069. .
Nelson, R., & Staggers, N. (2018). Health informatics: An interprofessional approach(2nded.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. The advent of social media has no doubt changed the ways consumers and organizations communicate online. In the early days of the internet, communication adopted a top-down, lineardirection; information was provided on static web-pages or was exchanged via email. Social