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Master of Arts in Nursing
The advent of home personal computers and mobile devices, along with the rise of the Internet, has launched a radical transformation in the way patients interact with their providers and each other. Through use of the Internet, patients have been able to coalesce and exchange empowering support and information in ways previously unimaginable. There remains a question as to whether or not digital patient interactions deliver better health outcomes. This paper explores technology’s impact on patient self-advocacy, the rise of online support groups, research, and several key exemplars of peer-to-peer online support.
Grady, Carol. (2013). Peer-to-Peer Online Support and its Role in Patient Education. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: https://sophia.stkate.edu/ma_nursing/71