The second 24 Hour Inspire Event takes place at the University of Sheffield on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 March 2014.
Professor Peter Bath of the Information School will be giving a lecture as part of Friday’s programme of activities entitled “Trust me, I’m a website: problems and pitfalls of patients using health information from the web”.
Many of us know someone who has been diagnosed with a serious illness and when people receive a diagnosis they may need information to help them through the illness. Many patients use the web to find this information and, increasingly, people share information about their condition using social media and blogs. While this can be helpful, not all of the information on the web can be trusted and Peter’s lecture will discuss some potential problems of obtaining health information from the web.