Health Care Trends With a Social Media Twist
There is so much to be said about the way the internet has improved our society. We can now do everything from our home computer or via our smart phone. There’s no need to leave the house anymore. We can rent movies, order groceries, telecommute and even have consults with our doctors. But I was kind of surprised to read that some people are now having sessions with their therapist via Skype from their home computer, or even the Skype app.
Some say there’s comfort in carrying your doctor around with you, but does anyone else find this trend a bit troubling? When we are facing emotional turmoil, isn’t it better to have human to human contact rather than getting advice during a session online. What happens if you’re in the middle of discussing your troubles and you lose internet access? What about security? How can you ensure your physician isn’t weighing in on your troubles in front of dozens of strangers to hear?
I’d love to hear what other people think about this.