July 26th, 2011 by Christian Seebode

Re people open or closed facing health communication. The answer is

we don’t know yet.  It appears to be a period of transition to something which is still not known. Patients discover a world of open communication about health related issues but are still tied to existential fears that they learned over a long time. The study mentioned in this post tries to find some relationship between behaviour and informationSource: Seeking Social Solace, Russell Herder categories.

People disclosed their conditions 23% more often on weekdays more than on weekends

It is this kind of analysis that is important for the development of transparency and security at the same time. Patients that do know about the value of information are able to perform mature communication and to protect themselves

http://healthpopuli.com/2011/07/22/why-patients-disclose-medical-diagnoses-online/

Source: Seeking Social Solace, Russell Herder
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