Category Archives: Research

Doctors think patients … and don’t talk down to me…

I wasn’t sure right away what didn’t feel right, but upon reflection I realize that part of my viscerally negative reaction at the Health 2.0 expo today was the number of vendors that talked down to me the minute they realized I was a patient advocate rather than a doctor or tech representative. I guess… Read More »

Snake oil and cancer care

I have found myself reflecting a lot lately on how one can tell the difference between internet sites / social media posts that are sharing ‘snake oil’ versus those that are sharing legitimate treatment information. When I talk about ‘snake oil’, I’m talking about alternative treatments that are in no way proven, but more importantly are… Read More »

Health (illness) bloggers

In my literature review for my research I came across a great article (Keating & Rains, 2015) on the social support health (illness) bloggers receive. The article does a good job looking at social support of bloggers over a three year period. One of the things that came clear in the article is the use… Read More »