Involving patients through social media
Social media can be a cost-effective and include way to involve patients. Use social media to:
- Raise awareness
- Ask for input on your project or study
- Conduct research
- Promote participation
- Disseminate results and outcomes
- Communicate with patient partners (publicly or in closed groups)
INVOLVE has published examples of social media in research.
Visit NephJC – the global nephrology journal club that uses Twitter to discuss the research, guidelines, and editorials that drive nephrology. Regular Twitter chats on wide range of topics using #nephjc. Patients, as well as professionals, take part.
Social_Media_in_SME_B2B_Environment – research study and practical toolkit to help small and medium sized organisations with their social media. Aimed at companies but the ideas and tools are application in any sector.