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Social networking sites (SNS) are now part of everyday life, and SNSs such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are among the most accessed Web sites on the Internet. Although SNSs are primarily used for staying in touch with friends and family, they are increasingly being used for health-related purposes for a variety of conditions, including concussion awareness. As health interventions begin to be more commonly provided through SNSs (particularly Facebook), ethical issues have been raised with regard to confidentiality, privacy, and trust; these issues need to be addressed. This article outlines some of the key considerations when providing a concussion intervention through Facebook and discusses potential solutions to these issues.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.pmrj.2013.03.007

Type

Journal article

Journal

PM R

Publication Date

04/2013

Volume

5

Pages

328 - 334

Keywords

Brain Concussion, Confidentiality, Friends, Humans, Internet, Privacy, Social Networking