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ABSTRACT: The use of theatre in medical education in the emergency cases school: an appealing and widely accessible way of learning.

INTRODUCTION: Theatre models in medical education have been used worldwide in order to train medical students and graduates in managing various situations. However, the literature reports little regarding its appeal to trainees. We conducted a medical seminar, entitled Emergency Cases School, which employed such techniques. Actors simulated the actions of doctors and

ABSTRACT: Happiness, stress, a bit of vulgarity, and lots of discursive conversation: A pilot study examining nursing students’ tweets about nursing education posted to Twitter.

BACKGROUND: The use of social media platforms like Twitter within/for nursing education has become more common in recent years. Regardless, it is unclear how nursing students use technology like Twitter during the course of their nursing education. AIM: The aim of this paper was to explore how nursing students describe elements of their

ABSTRACT: An exploration of the use of social media by surgical colleges

Background: Social media use has become common for organisations in surgery, however the nature and reach of these communications is unknown. This study aimed to characterise and compare the use of "Twitter" by five prominent organisations in surgery. Study Design: Data were collected from Twitter and the scale, reach, nature

MANUSCRIPT: Mapping physician Twitter networks: describing how they work as a first step in understanding connectivity, information flow, and message diffusion.

BACKGROUND: Twitter is becoming an important tool in medicine, but there is little information on Twitter metrics. In order to recommend best practices for information dissemination and diffusion, it is important to first study and analyze the networks. OBJECTIVE: This study describes the characteristics of four medical networks, analyzes their theoretical dissemination potential,

MANUSCRIPT: Social media and rating sites as tools to understanding quality of care: a scoping review.

BACKGROUND: Insight into the quality of health care is important for any stakeholder including patients, professionals, and governments. In light of a patient-centered approach, it is essential to assess the quality of health care from a patient's perspective, which is commonly done with surveys or focus groups. Unfortunately, these "traditional" methods

ABSTRACT: Educating the patient for health care communication in the age of the world wide web: a qualitative study

PURPOSE: Communication skills teaching in medical education has yet to acknowledge the impact of the Internet on physician-patient communication. The authors present a conceptual model showing the variables influencing how and to what extent physicians and patients discuss Internet-sourced health information as part of the consultation with the purpose of educating

Improving the effect of FDA-mandated drug safety alerts with Internet-based continuing medical education.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires risk communication as an element of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) to alert and educate healthcare providers about severe toxicities associated with approved drugs. The educational effectiveness of this approach has not been evaluated. To support the communication plan element of

ABSTRACT: Use of Social Media in Urology: Data from the American Urological Association

BJECTIVE: The use of social media in medicine has greatly expanded in recent years The objective of this study was to characterize the use of social media among members of the American Urological Association (AUA) PATIENTS AND METHODS: In December 2012-January 2013, the AUA emailed a survey with 34 questions on