There are a number of communities available online for the chronically ill to socialize and connect with others experiencing similar circumstances. Positive attitudes go a long way in health care, and social networking sites can provide the support and friendship needed to keep spirits high. Typically, these sites use chat and email, not video. Well, that’s changed recently with the introduction of “HealthCam,” a medical version of Chatroulette.
Blogger Dr. Bertalan Mesko discussed HealthCam in his article HealthCam: Chatroulette in Medicine, and how its success hinges on public acceptance. What are your thoughts on discussing your health with a stranger who claims to be dealing with the same illness? If you don’t know each other, where’s the harm? There’s a fine line between open-mindedness and naïveté.
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