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Betrayed mood in public view: Taking a MySpace history.

Dissanayake VL, Nasr I - West J Emerg Med (2014)

Bottom Line: The emergency department (ED) is a setting where SNS may be helpful.These SNS may provide a venue for physicians to learn about risky behaviors and life stressors that would help identify underlying medical issues in young adults.We provide a guideline on how to utilize SNS with privacy rights in mind.

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Affiliation: John H Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Department of Emergency Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

ABSTRACT
Social networking sites (SNS), the modern mainstay of adolescent expression, may provide vital information to physicians. The emergency department (ED) is a setting where SNS may be helpful. A reticent 19-year-old in the ED prompted a search for pertinent information on the Internet, where a profile on www.myspace.com relayed a troubled post. The patient was admitted for psychiatric evaluation due to intentional overdose. These SNS may provide a venue for physicians to learn about risky behaviors and life stressors that would help identify underlying medical issues in young adults. We provide a guideline on how to utilize SNS with privacy rights in mind.

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f1-wjem-15-31: MySpace privacy policy.

Mentions: There are limitations in the use of the Internet as sources of information regarding patients. Although studies have found most blog entries to be quite truthful, some bloggers may embellish life events heavily or even lie about high-risk behaviors. However, such exaggerated claims on the Internet may serve as a platform for physicians to further educate our troubled teens and young adults about high-risk behaviors, regardless of how embellished they may be. Finally, the ethics of patient privacy is a concern. Those opening an SNS account must agree to a “Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.” The privacy policy at MySpace states that information posted on a profile, both “personally identifiable” and non-identifiable information, is posted at the sole discretion of the account-holder.18 Control of who is able to access and view this information is determined by the privacy settings of the account-holder.19Figures 1 and 2 portray the privacy policy and demonstrates the available privacy options.


Betrayed mood in public view: Taking a MySpace history.

Dissanayake VL, Nasr I - West J Emerg Med (2014)

MySpace privacy policy.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3935786&req=5

f1-wjem-15-31: MySpace privacy policy.
Mentions: There are limitations in the use of the Internet as sources of information regarding patients. Although studies have found most blog entries to be quite truthful, some bloggers may embellish life events heavily or even lie about high-risk behaviors. However, such exaggerated claims on the Internet may serve as a platform for physicians to further educate our troubled teens and young adults about high-risk behaviors, regardless of how embellished they may be. Finally, the ethics of patient privacy is a concern. Those opening an SNS account must agree to a “Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.” The privacy policy at MySpace states that information posted on a profile, both “personally identifiable” and non-identifiable information, is posted at the sole discretion of the account-holder.18 Control of who is able to access and view this information is determined by the privacy settings of the account-holder.19Figures 1 and 2 portray the privacy policy and demonstrates the available privacy options.

Bottom Line: The emergency department (ED) is a setting where SNS may be helpful.These SNS may provide a venue for physicians to learn about risky behaviors and life stressors that would help identify underlying medical issues in young adults.We provide a guideline on how to utilize SNS with privacy rights in mind.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: John H Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Department of Emergency Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

ABSTRACT
Social networking sites (SNS), the modern mainstay of adolescent expression, may provide vital information to physicians. The emergency department (ED) is a setting where SNS may be helpful. A reticent 19-year-old in the ED prompted a search for pertinent information on the Internet, where a profile on www.myspace.com relayed a troubled post. The patient was admitted for psychiatric evaluation due to intentional overdose. These SNS may provide a venue for physicians to learn about risky behaviors and life stressors that would help identify underlying medical issues in young adults. We provide a guideline on how to utilize SNS with privacy rights in mind.

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Related in: MedlinePlus