Managing Your Health Online

Sillence, Elizabeth and Briggs, Pamela (2018) Managing Your Health Online. In: The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpsychology. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198812746

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It is now easier than ever before to access digital health information. Individuals can monitor and record information about their own health, gather information online, and share personal experiences with those in a similar position. In fact, this shift towards peer-to-peer sharing sites represents a significant change in the way people think about online health information and raises a number of challenges around eHealth and personal information management, including issues of trust, privacy, and self-disclosure. This chapter examines two of those challenges in light of increased peer exchange around health: the sharing of personal health information, and the curation of such a large and complex information resource. It also discusses directions for future research in the field.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital health, eHealth, trust, self-disclosure, peer-to-peer, curation, personal information management, privacy
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 20 May 2019 16:52
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 18:48

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