This sociological project aims to determine how Australians use digital media to influence the development and availability of treatments and the sociocultural factors underlying this use. Digital media offer patients a powerful new means to manage their own health. However, the use of these media to gain access to unproven treatments may result in patient harm and a loss of public confidence in the underlying science. The intended outcome is to gain insights into this recent and fast-growing sociological phenomenon, which will provide a scientific basis for formulating public policy strategies that will ultimately ensure that healthcare resources are used efficiently and cost-effectively.
|Effective start/end date||23/01/17 → 31/12/19|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD562,705.00
- Monash University: AUD19,891.00
- Plymouth University: AUD83,400.00
- University of Alberta: AUD57,312.00