How social media shapes patient behaviour – And what to do about it

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In this episode:

  • About 50% of your patients mostly the younger ones would have looked up their health problem before seeing you
  • Work with what you can. Don’t try to work against a person’s views or beliefs as that’s their safety net and will be hard to challenge
  • Go back to social media and what are they looking at, how are they using that information and how can a GP work with this person on that journey


Guest: Dr Rachael Sharman, Senior Lecturer

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

Total time: 28 mins

Last Updated: 5 Jul, 2023

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