Global Perspectives on Health Communication in the Age of Social Media

Global Perspectives on Health Communication in the Age of Social Media

Seif Sekalala (Kean University, USA) and Brandon C. Niezgoda (Drexel University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: February, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 348
ISBN13: 9781522537168|ISBN10: 1522537163|EISBN13: 9781522537175|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3716-8

Description

Numerous studies suggest that people with a variety of health concerns are increasingly turning to online networks for social support. As a result, the number of online support communities has risen over the past two decades.

Global Perspectives on Health Communication in the Age of Social Media is a critical scholarly resource that examines the illness and pain-and-suffering narrative of health communication. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as social networks, patient empowerment, and e-health, this book is geared towards professionals and researchers in health informatics as well as students, practitioners, clinicians, and academics.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical Anxiety
  • E-Health
  • Mental Health
  • Online Social Support
  • Patient Empowerment
  • Social Networks
  • Web Forums

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