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Coping With Long Term Conditions and the Role of Peer to Peer Online Support Communities Seminar

Time:
16:00 - 17:00
Date:
6 June 2013
Venue:
Building 44 (Shackleton) Room 3095 University of Southampton Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Allyson Marchi on 02380 599645 or email A.Marchi@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

In recent years a growing number of patients living with long term conditions have been turning to the Internet for information, advice and support. In particular, peer to peer online support communities have proven to be a popular venue through which patients experiencing similar problems can come together to discuss health and illness issues.

In recent years a growing number of patients living with long term conditions have been turning to the Internet for information, advice and support. In particular, peer to peer online support communities have proven to be a popular venue through which patients experiencing similar problems can come together to discuss health and illness issues. In this talk I will be exploring the potential therapeutic role which online support communities may play and illustrate this in the context of examples taken from different studies, methodologies and illness types. Throughout the talk I will be identifying key ethical, methodological and theoretical challenges which must be confronted in order to advance our understanding of this growing online phenomenon.

Speaker information

Dr Neil Coulson, University of Nottingham. Dr Neil Coulson is a both a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and Registered Health Psychologist with the Health Professions Council.

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